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Knicks vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks
- Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds ATL -3, NY +123 | ATL -148 O/U 232.0
So far, the Knicks have put together an overall record of 32-27, while going 31-27-1 vs the spread. New York comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of 12.0 points.
In their previous game, the Knicks took down the Nets by a score of 124-106. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 3 point favorites. Although New York trailed the Nets going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. In the win, Jalen Brunson led the team in scoring with 40 points on a field goal percentage of 71.4%.
So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 29-29, while going 26-31-1 vs the spread. Looking back on Hawks’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 126 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.
In their previous game, the Hawks were favored to win vs the Hornets. However, their 144-138 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Atlanta was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Hornets by 6 going into halftime. In the loss, Trae Young led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 38.9%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Hawks picked up the win 112-99 win over the Knicks. Heading into the game, Atlanta was the 2.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Hawks have a record of 2-1 vs the Knicks. Similar to their season-long average, the Knicks averaged 107.0 points per game vs the Hawks. While the Knicks were able to maintain their usual level of production against Atlanta, the Hawks averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 100.5. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. In these contests, they averaged a combined 225 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Knicks come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 114.4 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Knicks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. If New York continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 26th in the league in possessions per game.
Against the Hawks, the Knicks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 6th ranked unit at 106.6 points per game.
Power-Foward Julius Randle currently leads the Knicks at 24.7 points per game. For the season, he is 29th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Randle is averaging 10.8 boards and 4.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 23rd ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jalen Brunson enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 55 games, he is averaging 23.9 and is 45th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 58 games, Atlanta is the 8th best scoring team at 116.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. Although Atlanta has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.4 turnovers per game.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 26.9 points per game. For the season, he is 9th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 3.0 boards and 10.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 13th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 53 games, he is averaging 21.0 and is 83rd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Knicks vs Hawks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Knicks +3
- Free Total Prediction: Over 232.0