The Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks meet in Game 4 with the East’s No. 1 seed holding a 2-1 advantage. The 76ers will look to push the Hawks to the brink and take a 3-1 lead back to Philly while Atlanta will try to level this series at 2-2.
Below is a look at a number of predictions ahead of Monday’s game for the Free $5K DraftKings Pools - Playoff Edition (PHI-ATL).
Which team will cover the spread? Sixers -3.5 or Hawks +3.5
The 76ers are the more talented team, but the Hawks know this is essentially a must-win game. Trae Young should be strong once again and the supporting cast should bounce back from a dismal showing in Game 3. The Hawks probably also won’t shoot 26.1 percent from deep again. Take the home team to cover the spread.
Total points scored? O/U 225.5
This number has been shattered in Games 1 and 3 and Game 2 totaled 220 points. The over is the safe bet until either team’s defense can show signs of stopping the other team.
Which team will score 30 points first? Sixers or Hawks
The Hawks are the most desperate team and should come out with a greater sense of urgency. Take them to score 30 points first.
Which team will make more 3-point field goals? Sixers or Hawks
The 76ers have quietly been solid from behind the arc, but the Hawks are going to put up more attempts than Philadelphia. After missing most of their shots in Game 3, expect more to go in Monday night. Take Atlanta to make more threes.
Who will score more points? Joel Embiid or Trae Young
If Embiid plays, he’s a good bet to put up monster numbers. Young will likely look to get his teammates going early before turning things up himself as the game goes on. Take Atlanta’s rising star to beat out the MVP finalist.
Total rebounds and assists for Ben Simmons? O/U 14.5
Simmons’ struggles scoring the ball are well documented, but he’s been dominating in these two categories. Due to Embiid and Dwight Howard’s presence, the rebounding numbers are down slightly. The under is the safer pick, but it will be close.
Total number of assists for Trae Young? O/U 9.5
The Hawks were bad from the floor in Game 3 and Young still got eight assists. He’s been hitting double digits or coming close in nearly every playoff game. Take the over here.
Which team will win the 4th Quarter? Sixers or Hawks
The final frame should be close with this game being pivotal for both teams. The Hawks will try to find another gear after losing two straight games. They should edge the 76ers in the last quarter of Game 4.
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