The 76ers-Hawks Game 2 odds are live at BetRivers.com and bettors did not expect No. 1 seed Philadelphia to lose Game 1, making the Tuesday night game nearly a must-win for the 76ers. Trae Young scored 35 points and tallied 10 assists in Game 1. Through six playoff games, Young is averaging 30.2 ppg. For the 76ers to get back in the series, stopping Young is a must.
Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to break down the 76ers-Hawks Game 2 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager at BetRivers.com.
Before getting to the 76ers-Hawks Game 2 odds, here is a look at the updated 76ers-Hawks series outcome odds:
- To Advance: 76ers -148, Hawks +119
- 76ers 4-1 (+600), 76ers 4-2 (+400), 76ers 4-3 (+300)
- Hawks sweep (+1000), Hawks 4-1 (+700), Hawks 4-2 (+450), Hawks 4-3 (+700)
76ERS-HAWKS GAME 2 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
#4 ATLANTA HAWKS (1-0) at #1 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (0-1)
GAME 2: Tuesday, June 8. 7:40 p.m. ET. TNT
MONEYLINE: 76ers -250, Hawks +250
SPREAD: 76ers -6
OVER/UNDER: 224 points
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The 76ers have their backs against the wall on Tuesday. They got worked over at home by Atlanta, trailing by as many as 26 points before a wild run in the final minutes made the game look like it was actually competitive.
So what happened?
Early on, the Sixers had no answer to Trae Young. He finished with 35 points and 10 assists. He had 25 points and seven assists in the first half, as the Hawks went into the break with a 20 point lead. I think it’s pretty obvious: Danny Green on Trae Young? Not gonna work.
The biggest issue we saw here was that Philly’s bench was a complete trainwreck. As bad as the starters were in the first quarter, it’s notable that George Hill, Dwight Howard, and Matisse Thybulle all finished with a +/- of at least -12. Combine that with the fact that Philly played 11 guys and that all of their starters played 38 minutes or fewer.
You have to figure in a game where Philly’s backs are against the wall, Doc Rivers will figure this out. He’ll limit the rotation. And, it’s worth noting, that Philly went 29-7 at home during the regular season. So I’ll be on Philly, but if the line moves any further, I think the value is gone.