NBA Picks: How to Bet Hawks vs. 76ers as Trae Young, Joel Embiid Return

NBA Picks: How to Bet Hawks vs. 76ers as Trae Young, Joel Embiid Return
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To help with your NBA betting, here are our picks for tonight's games. We'll start with our prop bet picks, then to our game picks.

Prop Bets to Consider on Today’s Schedule 

The player prop bets are 30-26, making $324.50 for the season wagering $50 per prop. 

Book Odds Bet Description
BetMGM -105 76ers’ Joel Embiid Over 43.5 points, rebounds, and assists
PointsBet +105 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey Over 6.5 assists
Caesars -104 Wizards’ Kristaps Porzingis Over 20.5 points
DraftKings +300 Heat’s Jimmy Butler to record a double-double
BetMGM -110 Hornets’ P.J. Washington Over 1.5 made 3-pointers

Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks 

7:40 p.m. ET, NBATV

Line: Hawks –1; Total: 222 points 

I am betting on the Under 222 points at BetMGM.

This is the first of a three-day back-to-back, with the second game taking place Saturday at Philadelphia. 

Joel Embiid returned to the 76ers Monday after a bout with the flu and Hawks' guard Trae Young is back from a lower leg injury. 

Embiid had 33 points and 10 boards to record his fourth double-double of the season. Not the same for Young, who shot 10-of-28 in a 125-119 home loss last night. 

The 76ers' bench is better than the Hawks', who were outscored 43-19 last night. Philly's James Hardin remains out, nursing a tendon strain in his right foot, but Tyrese Maxey, despite being so young, is learning quickly how to run the point and doing it quite well. 

Situational Trends and Angles 

  • The Hawks are 19-32 ATS (37%) when facing a foe with a top-level defense allowing fewer than 108 points per game over the past two seasons.
  • The 76ers are 16-5 Under (76%) in the first half of each of the past two seasons and priced as the underdog including pick-em.
  • The 76ers are 16-5 Under (76%) in the first half of each of the past two seasons and priced as the underdog including pick-em and facing an opponent with a win percentage of 50% or higher.

Other Games to Consider Today 

Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards +7.5 

  • The Under has 41% of the tickets bet, but accounting for 70% of the money, reflecting significant sharp action betting the Under.

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