By Jerry Wein and Skip Charles in Vegas

The Sixers are 6 1/2 faves at home tonight against the Hawks in game 5 and the over is 223 1/2. recommends staying away from the win and betting the under because when the Sixers have a poor performance, as they did in game 4, their defense tightens in the next game, and their games have gone under in 16 of their last 21 games after a straight-loss.