Hawks vs 76ers Game 7 Picks and Predictions: Embiid, Curry Ball Out

The Sixers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as favorites and enter tonight as 7-point faves. Expect big games from Joel Embiid and Seth Curry in this elimination contest. Will it be enough for Philly to cover? Find out in our Hawks vs. 76ers picks.

Zachary Cohen
Posted: Jun 20, 2021 10:51 AM ET Updated: Jun 20, 2021 4:15 PM ET Est Time: 5 min
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The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers will fight for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals when the two clash at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, on Sunday, June 20.

This Father’s Day battle should be extremely entertaining if it's anything like the previous games of this series.

Will Philadelphia take care of business and advance? Find out in our free NBA betting picks and predictions for Hawks vs. 76ers. 

Hawks vs 76ers game info

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

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The Game 7 line bounced around at TwinSpires Sportsbook, where the 76ers opened -7, rose to -7.5, fell to -6.5 this morning and are back at the opener as of 4:15 p.m. ET. The underdog Hawks are taking 68 percent of bets and 70 percent of money on the point spread. "We're in the rare position where we’ll be rooting for both NBA faves to cover today," TwinSpires trading analyst Zachary Lucas said. The total inched from 216.5 to 216, with the Under drawing 54 percent of bets/68 percent of cash.

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Hawks vs 76ers series odds

Hawks: +240
76ers: -300

Hawks vs 76ers betting preview


Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic G (Questionable), De’Andre Hunter F (Out), Cam Reddish F (Out).
76ers: Danny Green G (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The Sixers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as favorites. Find more NBA betting trends for Hawks vs. 76ers.

Against the spread (ATS) pick

The Hawks had a golden opportunity to steal this series, but they were unable to close out the Sixers in Atlanta. Now Philadelphia has a chance to finish this off in front of what should be an absolutely crazy home crowd. The Sixers were blowing out this Hawks team at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 5, but they took their foot off the gas and were unable to execute late in the game. This time around, don’t be surprised if Philadelphia is a bit more relentless. 

Joel Embiid has been awesome for most of this series, but he has struggled a little over the last few games. However, the big man did complain about the officiating after Game 6, and the refs tend to notice that stuff and pay closer attention in the next game. With that said, look for Embiid to get to the line a bit more in Game 7, and don’t be surprised if he shows the whole world that he's the best player on the floor in this one. 

Another thing to keep an eye on is Doc Rivers’ willingness to play Tyrese Maxey in this win-or-go-home matchup. Maxey came in for Ben Simmons in Game 6 and ultimately swung the game in Philadelphia’s favor. The rookie was absolutely brilliant for the Sixers, playing good perimeter defense and also putting pressure on the rim on the other end of the floor. If Simmons is struggling offensively, Rivers now knows that he has somebody he can trust to throw in there and give him some good minutes. 

It’s also worth noting that Bogdan Bogdanovic will either miss this game or play through a knee injury. The shooter had already been struggling in this series, but this makes it a little more likely that he’ll continue to do so. If Seth Curry is the best shooting guard on the floor in Game 7, it likely means that the Sixers will have won this game by a pretty significant margin. 

PREDICTION: Philadelphia -7 (-112)

Over/Under pick

While we’ve seen some incredible individual offensive performances in this series, the Under has still hit in four of the six games.

With this being a Game 7 that should be an extremely hard-fought contest by both teams, it’s hard to imagine it going Over the total. Sure, Game 7 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz was extremely high scoring, but these tense games with major consequences generally turn into defensive battles.

On top of that, the Bogdanovic situation could make the Atlanta offense a bit weaker. And if the Sixers do open up a big lead — which is entirely possible — the scoring will significantly slow down. 

PREDICTION: Under 216.5 (-110)

Player prop pick

In six games in this series, Curry is averaging 21.8 points per game on 60.9 percent shooting from the floor and 59.0 percent shooting from deep. It’s not likely that he’ll continue to shoot such ridiculous percentages moving forward, but Curry is no longer being treated like one of the last options in this offense.

Curry has taken 33 shots over the last two games, and the Sixers know how important it is to get him going here. With an expanded role and roughly 35 minutes to do damage, it’s just hard to imagine him not scoring at least 17 here.

Curry also has plenty of big-game experience, so it’s not likely that he’ll shrink in a moment this big. It’s in his blood. 

PREDICTION: Seth Curry Over 16.5 points (-102)

Hawks vs 76ers betting card

  • Philadelphia -7 (-112)
  • Under 216.5 (-110)
  • Seth Curry Over 16.5 points (-102)

Picks made on 6/20/2021 at 10:30 a.m. ET

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