The red-hot Atlanta Hawks look to continue their winning ways when they meet the Philadelphia 76ers in a key NBA Eastern Conference showdown on Friday night. The Hawks (12-10), who are third in the Southeast Division, have won eight of nine after a slow start to the season. The 76ers (11-11), who have lost three of four, defeated Atlanta 122-94 on Oct. 30 in the first meeting between the teams this season. Hawks coach Nate McMillan earned his 700th career win in Wednesday's win over the Indiana Pacers. Atlanta guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) is out, while forward Cam Reddish (wrist) is questionable. 

Tipoff from State Farm Arena in Atlanta is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Philadelphia leads the all-time series 197-191, and has won the last three meetings. The Hawks are 1.5-point favorites in the latest 76ers vs. Hawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 214.5. Before making any Hawks vs. 76ers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Hawks and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Hawks vs. Sixers.

  • 76ers vs. Hawks spread: Hawks -1.5
  • 76ers vs. Hawks over-under: 214.5 points
  • 76ers vs. Hawks money line: 76ers +105, Hawks -125
  • PHI: The 76ers are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog
  • ATL: The Hawks are 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games as a home favorite
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Why the Hawks can cover

Atlanta has a budding superstar in point guard Trae Young. Young has posted back-to-back 33-point games as well as double-doubles against the Pacers and Knicks, and has scored 30 or more points in five consecutive games. Young also has 11 double-doubles on the season, including a 13-point and 10-assist effort against Philadelphia in their last meeting. In 22 games this season, Young averages 26.3 points, 9.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Power forward John Collins has also been a force for the Hawks. He is averaging 16.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 blocks. Collins has reached double-digit scoring in 10 consecutive games, including four of 20 or more points. He has five double-doubles on the season and is coming off a 14-point performance in the 114-111 win over Indiana.

Why the 76ers can cover

Despite that, Atlanta isn't a lock to cover the 76ers vs. Hawks spread. That's because Philadelphia has six players averaging double figures and seven averaging at least nine points. Center Joel Embiid, who missed some time recently, has made a big impact in his return. He scored 42 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 121-120 double-overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, and has recorded four consecutive double-doubles. In Wednesday's 88-87 loss at Boston, Embiid scored 13 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.

Also back from injury and making his presence felt is power forward Tobias Harris. In 14 games played, Harris is averaging 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He is connecting on 47.6 percent of his field goals and 82.9 percent of his free throws. He has reached double figures in all but one game this season, including a 32-point, 11-rebound performance at Indiana on Nov. 13.

How to make Hawks vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 213 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.

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