Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jun 15, 2021

Deadlocked with two wins apiece, the 76ers and Hawks will head to Philly for Game 5. The winner will put themselves one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.

Atlanta
41-31
AT
June 16, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
49-23
Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +240
Over / Under o +224

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Betting Action

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Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -291
Over / Under u +224

60%

Betting Action

40%

When an NBA best-of-7 playoff series tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 usually wins the series. That’s what is on the line Wednesday night in Philadelphia, with the 76ers 7-point favourites to win over the Atlanta Hawks on the NBA odds and a total of 224.5.

Hawks vs. 76ers NBA Playoff Odds

On the moneyline for Game 5, Philadelphia is -283 and Atlanta is +234. Both the over and under 224.5 points (down one from Game 4) are -110. On the updated series line, the Sixers are -357 favourites and the Hawks are +255. To win the East, Philadelphia is +275 and Atlanta is +2000.

These teams split the first two games of the series in Philadelphia, with Atlanta getting off to a massive lead early in Game 1 and holding on to win 128-124. The Sixers weren’t challenged much in Game 2, winning 118-102.

If Philly loses here and then Game 6 in Atlanta on Friday, then Wednesday could be Ben Simmons’ final home game in a 76ers uniform. There is a belief the team will shop the incredibly talented but offensively challenged player this offseason, should the club fall short of at least an Eastern Conference Finals berth.

The Hawks are 1-4 against the spread in their past five in Philadelphia.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta looked dead in the water in Game 4 on Monday night, down as many as 18 points in the first half and as high as +900 on the live odds to win, but the Hawks rallied for a 103-100 victory as 3-point underdogs. It was the franchise’s first win after trailing by 18 or more points in a playoff game over the last 25 seasons. The team had been 0-41 in those situations. Trae Young did not shoot well (8-for-26 overall, 3-for-11 from deep) but finished with 25 points and 18 assists to become the youngest player in NBA history with 25 points and 15 assists in a postseason game.

Young was also the first Hawks player with at least 15 points and 15 assists in a playoff game since Doc Rivers in May 1988 – Rivers now coaches the 76ers. No NBA player had at least 25 points and 18 assists in a playoff game since Tim Hardaway in May 1991. All five Hawks starters scored in double figures. Coach Nate McMillan moved Kevin Huerter into the starting five for struggling Solomon Hill and Huerter had 10 points. Hill didn’t play. The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in their past eight games following a win.

Philadelphia 76ers

Injuries have been a factor in these playoffs more than any in recent memory, and Sixers big man Joel Embiid simply didn’t look healthy in Game 4 with that small tear in his knee. The regular-season MVP runner-up finished with just 17 points (averaged 35.3 points in the first three games) but did pull down 21 rebounds. Embiid went 0-for-12 in the second half, the most consecutive unsuccessful attempts in a playoff game in the past 25 years. He could have put the Sixers ahead 102-101 with under nine seconds left but missed a layup.

The Sixers are not that great when Embiid isn’t dominating. Simmons continued his free-throw struggles, going 1-for-5 and had just 11 points. With former Raptors guard Danny Green out the rest of this series at least, due to injury, Furkan Korkmaz started in his place and had 10 points in 25 minutes. The Sixers are 4-1 ATS in their past five after a loss.

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