Atlanta Hawks Vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Player Props & Picks (2/9/24)

With the news that Joel Embiid will likely miss at least a handful of weeks due to a knee injury, the Philadelphia 76ers are desperate to find answers in their supporting cast. Which players, if any, can step up against the Atlanta Hawks in this Eastern Conference matchup? Check out our Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers player prop picks below to find out!

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Our favorite Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers player prop picks include Trae Young recording a double-double at -210 odds and Onyeka Okongwu posting 22 or more points and rebounds at -140 odds.

Trae Young To Record Double-Double (-182) – BetRivers

This isn’t a “sexy” play by any stretch of the imagination, but it is an advantageous play. The implied probability of this line is that it will hit just over 64.5% of the time, but over Trae Young’s past 26 games, he has logged a double-double 20 times for a hit rate of 77%. His 11.2 assist-per-game-average in that stretch is also extremely promising, as this bet is much more about him logging double-digit assists than points.

If we were placing this line, we’d put it around -230 to -240, which is a discount for us. A logical explanation for the more favorable line would be if the matchup were tougher for Trae, but look at the recent games that Philly has had. The Sixers have dropped three consecutive home games, getting waxed by double-digits in all of them. Luckily, this is not a blowout spot, so we don’t have to worry about that happening, but this Sixers defense has been far from impenetrable, especially for a talent like Trae Young.

Let’s look at how Young gets many of his assists. Besides lob passes, which he should have no issue throwing with Paul Reed down in the paint, Young also kicks out to three-point shooters a ton. In fact, Atlanta shoots the fourth-most three-pointers per game when it is on the road. So, how has Philly’s three-point defense been recent?

The Sixers have allowed opponents to knock down over 40% of their three-point attempts in their past three games, all of which were home games. Advantage: Young will log a fairly sweat-free double-double.

Onyeka Okongwu Over 21.5 Points + Rebounds (-140) – DraftKings

Plug your nose and knock it back. That’s what we say when a line is juicy, but the value remains. In this case, Onyeka Okongwu to log 22 or more points and rebounds at -140 is a fantastic value.

This season, the Philadelphia 76ers have allowed the fifth-most points to opposing centers, and that has been with Joel Embiid in the lineup for most of the games. Paul Reed is not exactly a showstopper on the defensive end of the floor, while Embiid’s paint presence can make it tough for players to finish over or around him.

Meanwhile, Clint Capela has missed the past two games, and Okongwu has been over this line in both of those games, playing for a substantial number of minutes (36 and 34). Even with Capela playing in the game before, Onyeka posted 22 points and 16 rebounds. The market hasn’t fully adjusted to this massive increase in Okongwu’s minutes and overall output (in Capela’s place) alongside Trae Young. Let’s take advantage.

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Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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