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New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction & Betting Tips 3/5/2024

New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction & Betting Tips 3/5/2024

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New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks 3/5/2024
  • We like the Hawks on the moneyline (+118)
  • The Hawks are also our pick on the spread at +2.5
  • Projecting a combined 223 points, we like the over

New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Preview

At 7:30 ET, the New York Knicks (-142) will host the Atlanta Hawks (+118) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Knicks (-2.5) are favored in the game, and the over/under line is set at 216.5 points.

Currently, the Hawks are 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-34. They have lost their last two games and are 3rd in the Southeast Division. The Knicks are 4th in the East with a record of 36-25 and are 2nd in the Atlantic Division.

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New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last five head to head matchups, the Knicks have had the upper-hand, going 4-1. When looking back over the last ten head to head meetings between the Knicks and Hawks, the Knicks hold the edge with an ATS record of 7-3.

  • Across their three previous road games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 99 points per game.
  • The Knicks are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, New York has a poor record vs the spread going 0-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.

New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction

Today, the Hawks are looking to end their 2-game losing streak as they face the Knicks. In their most recent game, the Hawks lost to the Nets by a score of 114-102. The O/U line for that game was 218.5 points.

For the season, the Hawks have an O/U record of 32-28. In their games this season, the average combined scoring total is 243.2 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 216.5.

Against the spread, the Hawks are 19-41 this season and have failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, their ATS record is 9-20 compared to 10-21 at home.

As the underdog, the Hawks are 7-19 straight-up and 8-18 vs. the spread. On the road, they have an ATS record of 9-20. Today, they are 2.5-point underdogs.

Atlanta is currently 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-34. In the Southeast Division, they are in 3rd place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Hawks are 15-26 (11-8 non-conference).

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the most prolific teams in the NBA, averaging 120.4 points per game (5th). However, they have struggled to maintain their scoring average on the road, where they are averaging 117.1 points per game (8th).

Atlanta’s offense is built on their ability to get to the free-throw line, as they are 3rd in the league in free throws made per game (20.1). They are also one of the top teams in terms of pace, averaging 101.2 possessions per game (4th).

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.7% of their games. However, they have struggled with their three-point shooting, hitting just 35% of their attempts from beyond the arc (20th).

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.7 points per game (29th). On two point field goal attempts, the Hawks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.3% and allowing 39.3% from beyond the arc.

In their last game, the Knicks defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 107-98. The combined scoring total in that game was 205 points, which was well below the O/U line of 208.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 36-25. Within the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.

At home, the Knicks have a record of 20-11 and are favored by 2.5 points in today’s game. Their ATS record at home is 16-15, and they have gone 8 straight games without covering the spread at home.

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 22-38-1, and the under has hit in six straight games. On average, their games have finished with 223.2 points, and today’s O/U line is 216.5.

Against the spread, the Knicks are 33-28 for the season and 16-15 at home. As the favorite, they have an ATS record of 21-12 and have covered the spread in their last three games as the favorite.

This season, the Knicks are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.4 points per game. However, at home, they are averaging just 112.6 points per game (23rd).

So far, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 42.6% of their games. They are currently 24th in field goal percentage (46%) and 30th in pace (95.4).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 13th in both three-pointers made (13.1) and attempted (35.6) per game. Overall, they are hitting 36% of their three-point attempts (15th).

On defense, the Knicks come into the game ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed at 109.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 107.7 points per contest (2nd). The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.5% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Even though they are 2.5 point underdogs, we see the Hawks winning this game by a score of 112-111.

New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Tips

  • We like the Hawks on the moneyline (+118)
  • The Hawks are also our pick on the spread at +2.5
  • Projecting a combined 223 points, we like the over

New York Knicks Injury Report

  • Julius Randle – Shoulder – Out
  • OG Anunoby – Elbow – Out
  • Mitchell Robinson – Ankle – Out
  • Jalen Brunson – Knee – Questionable

Atlanta Hawks Injury Report

  • Trae Young – Hand – Out
  • Onyeka Okongwu – Toe – Out
  • Kobe Bufkin – Toe – Questionable

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