On Monday night, the Sixers and Hawks meet for the first time this season. Let’s get into our Sixers-Hawks betting preview, including odds, boosts, and picks.
Amid rising confirmed cases of COVID-19 and reports that the NBA is considering a temporary shutdown to get things under control, the Atlanta Hawks (4-5) are set to play host to the class of the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers (7-3). Unfortunately for the Sixers, who were fined $25k for violating the league’s injury reporting rules, will suit up at most nine players for the contest, just a game removed from realistically having seven players available against the Denver Nuggets.
Philadelphia will be without point guard Ben Simmons, who did not make the trip to Atlanta with a sore knee that he had surgery on this past summer, as well as Furkan Korkmaz and Terrance Ferguson, who are out with an abductor strain and personal reasons, respectively. Seth Curry, Shake Milton, Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, and Vincent Poirier are also out due to contact tracing off Curry’s positive COVID-19 test.
The good news for the Sixers is franchise center Joel Embiid is listed as probable and could be relied on heavily to carry the scoring load. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Philadelphia could keep this one close.
Atlanta will look to right the ship after four consecutive losses and will be without Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Sixers vs. Hawks Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Hawks at DraftKings Sportsbook PA:
- Spread: Sixers +6.5, Hawks -6.5
- Moneyline: Sixers +205, Hawks -250
- Total: 222