Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Prediction 3/5/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (26-34) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (36-25) on Tuesday, March 5th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Hawks vs Knicks

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Nets with a final score of 114-102. The Hawks not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -1 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 216 points was below the over/under line of 218.5.

Looking at the Hawks’ overall record of 26-34, they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. When playing on the road, they are 11-18 compared to 15-16 at home.

Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 19-41 for the season. This season, Atlanta has a 11-23 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 8-18 as underdogs.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

Donte DiVincenzo scored 28 for New York against the Cavaliers which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.8%. The Knicks picked up a 107-98 win, and Bojan Bogdanovic also added 20 points which was 2nd on the team.

When the Knicks take on the Hawks today, they will be looking to add to their record of 36-25, which is above .500. On the road this season, the Knicks are 16-14, compared to a 20-11 record at home.

New York comes in with an overall ATS record of 33-28 so far this season. As the favorite this season, New York is 21-12 vs. the spread while going 12-16 as the underdog.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 120.4 points per contest.

Heading into this game, the Hawks are averaging 120.4 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. However, on the road, they are averaging 117.1 points per game.

So far this season, Atlanta has outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.7% of their games. In terms of pace, the Hawks are 4th in the league at 101.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Atlanta is 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 35% of their threes, which is 20th in the NBA.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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In 61 games games, New York has an average of 113.4 points per game (19th).

The Knicks are currently 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 112.6 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.6% of their games this season.

So far, the Knicks have made an average of 13.1 three-pointers per game, which is 13th in the league. In terms of pace, they are last in the NBA at 95.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Knicks are 24th in the NBA at 52%. Overall, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 24th in the league.

Hawks Team Defense

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 122.7 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hawks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.3% while allowing 39.3% from downtown.

Knicks Team Defense

The Knicks’ defense is presently ranked 3rd in the league, allowing an average of 109.7 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.1% from downtown.

Key Players For The Hawks And Knicks

In today’s game, we anticipate Dejounte Murray leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.6 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.7%, and he is contributing 27.2 points per game on average.

Hawks vs Knicks Trends

  • Across the Hawks last three road games, the team averaged 99 points per game while allowing 120. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Knicks offense has averaged 112 points per game while allowing an average of 103. New York posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • The last five games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Knicks have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.

Hawks vs Knicks Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Hawks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 216.5 and our model has the Hawks and Knicks finishing with a combined 223 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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