The New York Knicks (5-5) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (6-4) on Wednesday, November 15th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in State Farm Arena and televised on BSSE. The Hawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Knicks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Knicks vs Hawks
The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Knicks’ most recent matchup against the Celtics saw Jalen Brunson lead the Knicks with 26 points while shooting 10/21 from the field. While Julius Randle was 2nd on the team with 25 points, New York fell short in the game with a final score of 114-98.
In their upcoming game against the Hawks, the Knicks can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 5-5. Throughout their 10 games, the Knicks have posted a 3-4 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 2-1 in non-conference matchups.
New York has an overall ATS record of 7-3 as they come into today’s game. With a three game ATS win streak as favorites, the Knicks are 2-2 against the spread when they are underdogs.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
The Hawks notched a win against the Pistons in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 126-120. Hawks’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -4.5-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 225.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Today, the Hawks are entering the action with an overall record of 6-4 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. In their 10 games, the Hawks have achieved a 4-3 record in games against Eastern Conference teams, and they have a 2-1 record in non-conference play.
Atlanta arrives with an ATS record of 4-6 for the season up to this point. This season, Atlanta has a 1-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-2 as underdogs.
Knicks Offense Breakdown
In 10 games games, New York has an average of 108.4 points per game (28th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Knicks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 95.5 per contest. If the Knicks offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 15th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Today, the Hawks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 120.9 points per game (4th). The Hawks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. One area that the Atlanta offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 2nd ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Knicks Team Defense
Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 104.3 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.4% and 35.0% from three-point territory.
Hawks Team Defense
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.3 points per game (23rd).
The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.
Key Players For The Knicks And Hawks
In today’s game, our projections have Jalen Brunson leading the Knicks with 16 points on 6/13 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.6 points per game along with 3.3 boards.
On the other side, Dejounte Murray is our projected leading scorer for the Hawks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50% and is averaging 22.9 points per contest.
Knicks vs Hawks Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, New York has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 100 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
- Through their last three home contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 121 points per game while allowing an average of 121. Atlanta posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
- As the betting underdog, the Knicks have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. New York posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Hawks have gone 2-8 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
We’re calling a win for the Hawks, with a final score of 113-103, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Hawks at -1.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 230 and our model has the Knicks and Hawks finishing with a combined 216 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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