Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 7 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jun 19, 2021

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks

While the Western Conference playoffs both ended before a Game 7, we have a second straight winner-take-all matchup in the Eastern Conference on Sunday.

Atlanta
41-31
AT
June 20, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
49-23
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +225
Over / Under o +216

79%

Betting Action

21%

Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -275
Over / Under u +216

79%

Betting Action

21%

The Atlanta Hawks visit the Philadelphia 76ers, who opened as 7-point favourites on the NBA odds. The total is 216.5 points.

Hawks vs. 76ers NBA Playoff Odds

As of this writing, the betting action on the spread is quite heavy on the Hawks covering at +7, while the under 216.5 points is taking a soft lean. On the moneyline, Philadelphia is -293 and Atlanta +242.

The top-seeded Sixers would have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals against either Brooklyn or Milwaukee, which would start Wednesday in Philadelphia (written before Bucks-Nets Game 7). The Hawks would not have home-court advantage against either team.

While we said before Game 6 that it could be Ben Simmons’ final game in a Sixers uniform with a loss (still stands for Game 7), this could be Nate McMillan’s final game as Hawks coach. He took over for the fired Lloyd Pierce in early March. Most believe the Hawks will sign McMillan to a long-term contract, but they likely will find themselves in a bidding war with so many other NBA head coaching jobs open and McMillan in high demand.

Atlanta Hawks

In this writer’s opinion, the Hawks had to win Game 6 at home or they weren’t winning this series – barring injury to a key Philadelphia player. As a short dog despite winning two straight in the series, Atlanta was a 104-99 loser on Friday. Trae Young did his thing with 34 points (and 12 assists) but it took him 30 shots to do so. No other Hawks player had more than 17 points. John Collins especially disappointed with only seven.

To make matters worse, three-point sharp-shooter Bogdan Bogdanovic left with knee pain after making only 3-for-11. Remember, the Hawks already are down injured De’Andre Hunter (for season) and Cam Reddish (not likely back for Game 7), so that would be crushing if he can’t go Sunday. It’s the same left knee Bogdanovic previously had surgery on. The Hawks are 8-0 ATS in their past eight Sunday games.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers lost Game 5 because neither Joel Embiid nor Seth Curry got any help. They were terrific in Game 6 as Embiid had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Curry – who has gone nuts since former Raptors guard Danny Green was lost for the series to injury – had 24 points. They got help on Friday as Tobias Harris rebounded with 24 points and Tyrese Maxey had 16 off the bench.

Ben Simmons, though, remains a concern. He had six points and simply can’t shoot free throws at this point, going 2-for-4. Philly was outscored by seven points with him on the court. Simmons only played 25 minutes because Doc Rivers just doesn’t trust him. Frankly, I believe Philly shops him win or lose this game in the off-season. The Sixers are 1-4-1 ATS in their past six Sunday games.

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