The two magical words we live for in sports: game seven. We witnessed one game seven Saturday night on the other side of the Eastern Conference.
These two teams have traded blows, and this series has been all about runs by both teams, where each team takes a turn scoring an inordinate amount of points.
Game seven will take place in Philadelphia, and I’m not so sure that is a bad thing for Atlanta as they have played well on the road for the entirety of this postseason.
The stars will be out for this one, and legacies will be at stake for both teams. Let’s break down the matchup and help you determine your best bets.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview: It is lights out in Atlanta
To be quite honest, I don’t feel like Atlanta really has anything to lose in this game. Trae Young has established his stake as a superstar in this league, and they have made it farther than most thought.
What they need to do is figure out how to stop Seth Curry from demolishing their defense. They have done well enough on Joel Embiid and severely limited Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris.
But Seth Curry has come alive the last two games and really is the reason Philadelphia is still in this series.
There are not too many words for the Hawks. I think if they lose, most people will be satisfied with the result of their season.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview: Legacies are on the line for Philly
If the 76ers come out on the losing end of this series, there might be some serious overhaul within their franchise.
It has been made extremely clear that the combination of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid does not work on offense, as they are getting in each other’s way more and more.
For Doc Rivers, he has blown some of the worst playoff series already in his history as a coach, and this would be another bad one for the resume.
Seth Curry needs to keep doing his thing because he is the reason that their team is even in this series against Atlanta. Hopefully, their stars will wake up.
Hawks vs. 76ers Betting Odds & Lines
Coming into this Sunday matchup, the people over at MyBookie have the Philadelphia 76ers favored at home over the Atlanta Hawks by 7.5 points.
The oddsmakers are still sticking with this larger spread with the Sixers at home.
Free Betting Pick
It really has all come down to this. This is the last series to get us to the conference finals on both sides.
I have enjoyed watching both teams, but Philly showed something last game by making their free throws down the stretch. I’m taking them to win at home to finish off the series.