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2021 NBA Handicapping
(32-26) Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks (32-27)
Date: Wednesday, April 21st
Time: 8:00 EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hawks +100 | Knicks -132
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 217
On Wednesday, April 21st, the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks meet for the third and final time this season. New York won both prior matches 113-108 on January 4th and 123-112 on February 15th.
This match has the added benefit of seeding dramatics with the Hawks currently in the fourth spot and the Knicks hot on their tail in fifth and just a half-game back.
The Knicks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 197 wins in 379 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with the Knicks winning two of the three contests.
Winners of nine of their last 11 games the Hawks have been finding a way to win regardless of who is in the lineup. Much of the credit goes to Nate McMillan who took over from Lloyd Pierce.
Although it’s unfair to place all the blame on Pierce for the 14-20 start given the numerous injuries he navigating. Alternatively, McMillan has amassed a 17-6 record at the helm and recently that’s included victories while missing the similar core players Pierce didn’t have.
What there is no argument about is McMillan has the Hawks humming offensively and making strides defensively. Makes you wonder what Indiana GM Kevin Pritchard is thinking as his Pacers fight to be in the play-in tournament.
Conversely, if we dive deeper into the nine recent wins – the Spurs were playing in a back-to-back and still pushed Atlanta to double overtime. Scanning three other wins highlight the absence of core players:
- Pelicans: without Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Steven Adams, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart in the first game.
- Hornets: without LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, and Malik Monk.
- Raptors: without Kyle Lowry or Fred VanVleet
Moreover, only the Hornets were a top-eight seed and they are a sub .500 team.
Danilo Gallinari (foot) is questionable for Wednesday. Tony Snell (ankle), De’Andre Hunter (knee), and Cam Reddish (Achilles) are all out indefinitely.
Kris Dunn has yet to make his Hawks debut since joining the team this offseason. being picked up Atlanta in the offseason.
New York Knicks
With their victory on Tuesday versus the Hornets, the Knicks have won seven games in a row and remain a half-game back of the Hawks.
While the Knicks has used defense to win matches they let Charlotte score 66 first-half points. They buckled down after halftime holding Charlotte to 31 second-half points.
Bolstering their defensive effort was a suddenly improved Knicks offense with RJ Barrett coming into his own. He led the way for New York with 24 points connecting on six 3-pointers of his 11 attempts.
Julius Randle delivered a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds with seven assists while Reggie Bullock also scored 16 points.
Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley both scored 17 points with Rose dishing five dimes.
The Hornets weren’t happy with the meager eight free throw attempts (Knicks got 12) especially considering they outscored the Knicks 42-26 in the paint proving they were being aggressive and driving the ball.
Alec Burks is questionable while he deals with safety protocols while Mitchell Robinson is out indefinitely with a fractured foot.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Knicks are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Knicks are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The NBA is salivating at the prospect of having the Knicks back in the playoffs and potentially having the home court advantage in the first round. Don’t be surprised if there are more matches down the stretch with a huge free throw disparity in favor of the Knicks.
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