NBA FREE BETTING TIP: Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
- Title : NBA FREE BETTING TIP: Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
In a rematch of last seasons first playoff round in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks are hosting the New York Knicks
The Atlanta Hawks were the biggest surprise last season as they went to the Eastern Conference finals but this year they have disappointed many as they are 11th in the East with a 17-24 record.
The Hawks have dropped the last four games, most recently 124-118 to the Miami Heat.
Trae Young had 24 points for Atlanta, which rallied from 17 down early and led by 10 in the second half before letting it get away. De'Andre Hunter scored 20 points, Danilo Gallinari added 18, John Collins 16 and Kevin Huerter 15.
Atlanta didn't have a field goal in the final 3:13, shooting just 30% in that final quarter.
The Hawks are 10-14 in Eastern Conference games. Atlanta has a 7-18 record against opponents above .500.
Trae Young is averaging 27.6 points and 9.4 assists for the Hawks. Clint Capela is averaging 13.1 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
The Knicks are 10th in the East with a 21-21 record and have also dropped in the standings after a good start of the season.
Despite playing without their first two point guards, Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker, the Knicks won four of their last five games.
They are coming off a 108-85 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
RJ Barrett scored 32 points, Mitchell Robinson had a season-high 19 as the Knicks snapped the Mavericks' six-game winning streak.
The Knicks are 13-17 in conference games. New York ranks last in the Eastern Conference scoring 41.2 points per game in the paint.
Evan Fournier is shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 13.6 points. RJ Barrett is shooting 45.0% and averaging 20.4 points over the past 10 games for New York.
After a tense playoff series last season, these two teams are playing very strong against each other. The Knicks won the first two meetings this season but the Hawks need to turn things around quickly. If the Hawks continue the losing streak this years' playoffs might slip away even now. Trae Young will make sure that doesn't happen and will have a big night against the Knicks which will be enough for the Hawks to win. Bogdan Bogdanovic is also fully back and his shooting will also be a key factor in this match.
Atlanta Hawks -3.5 + total over 213.5
|Prediction||Atlanta Hawks to win|
|Start Time||01:30 : 16-Jan-22|