5* NBA BLOCKBUSTER BLOWOUT
Atlanta vs. Philadelphia,
01/20/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 76 - 90
Point Spread: -6/-105 Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers are showing great value as a 6-point home favorite against the Atlanta Hawks. I'm not surprised at all to see the public backing the Hawks after Philadelphia lost at home 104-108 in overtime to the Denver Nuggets as a 5.5-point favorite.
If you put that loss aside, there is plenty of reason to like the 76ers in tonight's game. Philadelphia is 6-1 at home, winning by an average score of 103 to 84 (19 points). They have also been unbelievable following their first three losses this season. Following a loss, Philadelphia has won the next game by 20+ points, with an average margin of victory of 26 points.
Indiana comes into the game on a four game winning streak, but all four of those wins came at home. They are just 4-3 on the road this season. While they have an impressive road win at Miami, there other three road wins came against New Jersey, Charlotte, and New Jersey. In their last road game they lost by 12-points at Indiana.
Not only do I think Philadelphia will cover the spread, but I think they will win this game by double digits. So don't be afraid of loading up even if you get the 76ers at -6.
Philadelphia is 16-6 ATS after a loss by 6 points or less over the last 2 seasons, 10-2 ATS as a favorite this season, and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite. BET THE 76ERS!