New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks Pick - Odds and Predictions
The New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks will lock horns for a critical Eastern Conference clash in the ATL. The tip is set for 7:30 PM ET and will be televised on both MSG and FSN. The Hawks have won five of the last seven contests between both parties. However, the Knicks own the most recent win in this series when the Hawks came to New York to kick off the 2018-19 NBA season on October 17th. The Knickerbockers would cruise by the Hawks at The Garden and win by a score of 126-107, covering as a just a 3.5-point favorite.
New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks Overview
New York Knicks
New York comes into this contest on the heels of a two-game losing streak. Most recently, the Knickerbockers were defeated in overtime at home by an old foe in the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Despite closing as a three-point favorite, the Bulls defeated the Knicks by a score of 116-115 in what was nothing short of a thriller.
The Hawks were defeated last night in the Queen City at the hands of their divisional rivals, the Charlotte Hornets. Closing as an 11.5-point underdog, the Hawks fell by a score of 113-102 to generate a narrow cover for those that backed them.
Reasons To Avoid New York
To put it bluntly, this is not a basketball team that is good enough to spot road points to anyone. However, a bias based on the most recent result between the two sides would impel takers to lay the point because of what transpired last month in New York. When you factor in the notion that Atlanta played just last night, the Knicks will draw that much more action because they had an extra day to prepare even if this is their third game in four days which by no means gives them an edge after all.
Reasons To Back Atlanta
The Hawks have a reputation for playing a better brand of basketball in the ATL. This has been proven to be the case as two of Atlanta's wins this season came at home, and they are a .500 team in the Phillips Arena while posting a .300 record overall on their seasonal record. Given the quality of the opponent, this is a scenario where the Hawks can get another victory in the Peach City.
New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks Prediction 11/07/2018
We will go ahead and trade away the basket here to get the Hawks at a better price. The Hawks will enter this game with a chip on their shoulder as they will feel disrespected being a dog at home to the likes of the Knicks. Atlanta will come out swinging in the first quarter and never look back.