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Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Preview for 6/8/2021

Atlanta takes on Philadelphia on 6/8/2021 at 7:30PM.

The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers face off in an important game for both teams. Atlanta has a record of 41-31 this regular season. Philadelphia is 49-23 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Atlanta Team Defense Preview

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You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 113.3, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense.

Atlanta Team Offense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 115.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .581 which considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .539, which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .382 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .373 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .812 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They rebounded 24.4% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

Philadelphia Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 107.6 would certainly justify such praise. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average.

Philadelphia Team Offense Preview

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You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 113.2, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .579 which considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .541, which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .347 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .374 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .767 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They successfully retrieved 23.2% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Atlanta Roster

The Players to Watch for Atlanta

Kevin Huerter 6-7 190 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. In the NBA, he would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Trae Young 6-1 180 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Clint Capela 6-10 240 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He is one of the leaders in the NBA in his ability to get scoring attempts at the rim. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.Opponents need to be aware of his ability to grab offensive rebounds and find a way to neutralize it.

The Philadelphia Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia

Tobias Harris 6-8 226 PF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Danny Green 6-6 215 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. In the NBA, he would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Ben Simmons 6-11 240 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

Getting to the rim is important to him. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is a below average three point shooter. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 106 Philadelphia 76ers 117

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