New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. The Knicks will look to sweep the regular season series as they clash with the Atlanta Hawks for the 4th and final time this season tonight at Madison Square Garden. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 22.03.2022 at 7:30 PM
- Location: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York
New York Knicks
It has been a season to forget for most of the year for the Knicks, however against the Atlanta Hawks they’ve had a lot of success beating them in all 3 meetings so far.
The last time they faced them at MSG was on Christmas Day last year and it finished with a 14-point win for the home team. However, so much has happened since and now the Atlanta Hawks are 1.5-point favourites to get the win here.
That won’t discourage the Knicks who have won 2 of their last 3 games and have covered the spread in 7 of their last 9 games overall. Two things that have bothered New York though are their home form – they’ve gone just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games and vs Eastern Conference teams they’ve won just once in 10 games overall.
Speaking of form, the Atlanta Hawks aren’t a team to be afraid of either, but at least they’ve won 4 of their last 6 games and are almost certain to finish 10th in the Eastern Conference standings which guarantees a play-in tournament spot. This team has been a big letdown in road games this season winning just 12 of 34 games and recently they’ve failed to cover in 6 straight away from home.
They’ll once again be without Lou Williams who is out due to personal issues, while Bogdan Bogdanovic is questionable with a quad injury. The good news is they have a healthy Trae Young who just loves playing at MSG. He is averaging 31 points per game vs the Knicks this season and earlier this week he had back-to-back 47 and 46 point games.
As much as I like Atlanta, missing Bogdanovic will be huge for them and against a Knicks side that’s had their number all 3 times this season, I’m not counting on them to do anything. With nothing to play for, the Knicks can relax and just play without any pressure which should result in a better performance. Go with the home team here.
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions & Odds
Only 1 of the 3 games played so far this season were high scoring and even that game finished with 225 points which is under tonight’s projected total of 226 points. The last 10 meetings haven’t been as productive when it comes to scoring with an average of just 210.6 points per game being scored.
If we look at just the last 8 games head-to-head the total has gone under in 6 of them. Focusing on just games played at Madison Square Garden, we can see that the last 4 of 5 have all gone under the total. That’s been the theme of recent Atlanta Hawks games as well with 6 of their last 8 games going under the total.
The Knicks also like an under lately, that bet has landed in 4 of their last 6 games. Not really surprising for a team that ranks only 28th in pace of play averaging 97.9 possessions per game.
Atlanta isn’t that far off from those numbers either, they rank just 20th averaging 99.1 per game, so all in all I’m expecting a defensive minded approach from both sides here which should hopefully result in a slower paced game. Let’s back the under.