Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s game in the NBA. Two of the biggest underachievers in the Eastern Conference this season will meet up in Atlanta as the Hawks host the New York Knicks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It looks like the 56 points scored against the Portland Trail Blazers has cursed the Hawks star Trae Young. Since then in 3 games he is averaging just 19.7 points per game and shooting 35% from the field and an embarrassing 15% from three. Atlanta is on a 4-game losing streak having surrendered an average of 119.7 points per game during that stretch. Bettors have been annoyed by this team for quite some time now.
In their last 6 games they are just 1-5 ATS and at home they are a disastrous 0-10 ATS in their last 10 games. Playing the Knicks at home has also been tough, they’ve managed to cover just 3 times in the last 12 when hosting them. They did receive some good news in their last game vs Miami as Kevin Huerter returned to the line-up. After trading away Cam Reddish they will need any help they can get on the offensive end.
New York Knicks
New York is headed into a completely different direction than Atlanta right now. The Knicks have won 4 of their last 5 games and are coming off a 23 point home win over Dallas. Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker both remain out with injuries, which makes this mini run that much more impressive. RJ Barrett has been the main topic of conversations lately, as he became the youngest Knick ever to score 30+ points in 3 consecutive games. Tonight’s match-up for him will be Bogdan Bogdanovic, so things aren’t going to come easy for him on the offensive end. Nevertheless, the Knicks are on a roll and have covered in 4 of their last 5 games and they are also 4-2 ATS in their last 6 vs Eastern Conference teams.
The Hawks are just in a funk right now and until that changes I am betting against them. The Knicks are hitting form as we approach the midway of the season, with Barrett playing like a star over these past few games, I’m thinking the Knicks will cover at Atlanta after they did so in their last 8 of 12 visits. Back the road team.
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Predictions & Odds
New York +3 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
This Hawks defense isn’t inspiring that much confidence in me after their last 5 games. They’ve allowed almost 120 points per game during that stretch, even though the level of opponents hasn’t been all that high. That all should change tonight as they are facing a team that likes to slow things down, which should suit the under in this one. The last 7 of 10 head-to-head duels (including the last 6 of 7) have all cashed on the under with the 2 teams averaging 210.2 points per game in those games. Atlanta is 8-10 on the O/U for the season at home, while the Knicks are 8-12 on the road. The 2 meetings this season finished with 189 and 188 points, so I’m hoping that is the case in tonight’s game as well. As far as pace goes, the Knicks rank 28th tied with Dallas for 97.7 possessions per game, while Atlanta is in the middle of the pack averaging 99.8 per game. I think defense will play a key role here, it’s time for the Hawks to finally get some stops. Back the under.
Under 213.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365