76ers vs. Hawks: The best player prop bets for Game 4
Monday night's Game 4 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks is a pivotal one, as Trae Young & Co. can't afford to go down 3-1 in this series.
Will Joel Embiid continue to dominate? Can Young do enough to even up the series for the Hawks? Which players can we expect to come through for each side?
Mon, June 14 2021, 11:40 PM
Game 4 tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT, and we have the top three player props picks below.
Trae Young To record a double-double
This isn't necessarily a do-or-die game for the Hawks, but it would be nearly impossible for them to come back from a 3-1 deficit with two of the final three games of the series in Philadelphia. Young is going to be the key player for the Hawks tonight, and as more than just a scorer.
Young is averaging 28.8 points and 9.8 assists per game in this postseason. He is averaging 10.4 assists in the Hawks' five wins, and 8.7 assists in their three losses. It is clearly important for Young to be a distributor for the Hawks to be a contender.
Given the important nature of this game for the Hawks, I believe we will see Young looking to get his teammates involved from the get-go. He'll still get his buckets (no one can stop him from doing that), but he'll also rack up double digit dimes.
Joel Embiid Over/Under 30.5 points
Embiid is having an incredible start to this series, especially considering he came into the second round with a lateral meniscus tear. He is averaging 35.5 points per game against the Hawks after averaging 29.3 points per game in Philly's first round series against the Washington Wizards.
Embiid is shooting 53.3% from the field in this series, including 4-11 from 3-point range. He has also made 38 of his 47 free throw attempts, and has consistently gotten to the charity stripe thanks to his ultra aggressive play.
In Game 3, Embiid only got 27 points, but he also had eight assists. He adjusted to the change in game plan from the Hawks and got his teammates easy looks when he was doubled. The Hawks got blown out in that game, so I expect them to go back to allowing Embiid to do his thing and make sure the others do not beat them.
Danilo Gallinari Over/Under 1.5 3-point field goals made
"The Rooster" has been a bit inconsistent during this postseason, as his shooting has been either red-hot or ice-cold from game to game. He has shot 35% from 3-point range in the 2021 playoffs, and 6-15 in this series.
One thing that has been consistent for Gallinari has been his minutes. He has gotten 24 or more minutes in six of the eight playoff games he's appeared in this year. That means the opportunity will be there for "Gallo" to take - and make - some vital threes for the Hawks.
I've already mentioned how important it is for the Hawks that Young get his teammates some good looks in this game. That includes "Gallo" getting some open threes, and he will need to make them for the Hawks to have a chance tonight.