New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks odds, picks and best bets

The New York Knicks (17-36) visit the Big Peach to play the Atlanta Hawks (14-39) at State Farm Arena for a 6 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the Knicks-Hawks odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.


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Knicks at Hawks: Key injuries

Knicks

  • SG Damyean Dotson (illness) questionable
  • SG Allonzo Trier (illness) questionable
  • SF Moe Harkless (illness) questionable

Hawks

  • PF De’Andre Hunter (ankle) questionable
  • PF Bruno Fernando (calf) probable
  • C Clint Capela (heel) out
  • SF Cam Reddish (concussion) doubtful
  • SG Treveon Graham (knee) probable
  • PG Trae Young (ankle) questionable
  • PF Skal Labissiere (knee) out
  • SG DeAndre’ Bembry (hand) questionable

Knicks at Hawks: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips

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Prediction

Knicks 128, Hawks 121

Moneyline (ML)

The Knicks (+155) pulled out their fourth straight win Saturday, beating the Detriot Pistons 95-92, while the Hawks (-189) took their third loss in four games in their last contest against the Boston Celtics, 112-107. The most glaringly obvious matchup edge on either side is New York’s rebounding against Atlanta’s. The Knicks have a plus-1.1 rebound differential per game, while Atlanta has a differential of minus-3.7 rebounds per game.

New York has the best offensive rebounding rate in the league and Atlanta is ranked 27th in defensive rebounding rate. The Knicks are going to feast off these boards and play up to their No. 3 ranking in second-chance points against Atlanta’s 28th ranking in opponent second-chance points.

TAKE KNICKS +155 on the money line. New to sports betting? Bet $50 on the Knicks +155 to earn a profit of $77.50 if the Knicks win.

Line/Against the Spread (ATS)

The Knicks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings in Atlanta and 7-6 ATS in road games against team with records below .500. Plus, you have to scroll through the Hawks’ injury report it’s that extensive. If Young is less than 100% healthy, how does Atlanta have an advantage outside of playing at home? The Knicks have a better ATS record than the Hawks at 29-24 and 25-28, respectively.

Of course, BETTING KNICKS +4.5 (-115) as an insurance play for our moneyline wager.

Over/Under (O/U)

The first Knicks-Hawks game went well Over the projected total of 225 with New York crushing Atlanta 143-120. The combined Over/Under record of the officiating crew assigned to this game is 62-39 with an average total of 226.9. Additionally, both teams are playing their fourth game in six days. The Knicks allow 121.9 points per game with zero days of rest, Atlanta allows the second-most PPG and has the sixth-highest percentage of Overs in the NBA.

BET OVER 226.5 (-115).

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