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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 1
(3-1) Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks (1-3)
Date: Wednesday, June 2nd
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hawks +108 | Knicks -118
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 208
On Wednesday, June 2nd, the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks play their fifth game of the first-round series. Atlanta leads the series 3 to 1 and will look to finish off the Knicks via a gentleman’s sweep and do it at the hostile environment of Madison Square Gardens.
Atlanta easily handled the Knicks in Game 4 winning 113-96. New York has a single win in the series which came in Game 2 at home.
Nate McMillan has so many weapons at his disposal it’s just a matter of time until his squad wins this series and moves on to take on the 76ers in all likelihood.
While the Knicks offer stellar defense they simply don’t have the offensive weapons the Hawks have. Moreover, McMillan has his team playing better defense now that he has a full complement of healthy players.
Trae Young led his team with 27 points and nine rebounds. Young hasn’t had a quintessential shooting night yet but his impact is felt in all aspects of the game.
John Collins had his best game of the series with 22 points, 8 rebounds, an assist, and connected on two of his 3-point attempts.
Clint Capela delivered another double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari scored 21 to lead the reserve unit. Bogdan Bogdanovic (12) and Kevin Huerter (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Brandon Goodwin (respiratory condition) and Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) are both out.
New York Knicks
Coach Tom Thibodeau made the move to insert Derrick Rose into the starting rotation but the veteran point guard can’t resolve the Knicks’ offensive woes all on his own. He scored 18 with six assists in Game 4.
Rose got some help from sophomore RJ Barrett who had his best and most efficient game of the series with 21 points on 8 of 15 from the field along with six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
Obi Toppin offered 13 points and Alec Burks added 12 points. Yet, the elephant in the room is Julius Randle who carried this Knicks team in the season but has struggled mightily in the playoffs.
Randle registered a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds with seven assists but once again struggled with the Hawks sitting on his left knowing his move is always going in that direction.
This season Randle shot 45.6% from the field on 18.6 shot attempts and 41.1% from deep on 5.5 attempts. In the series, he is shooting 27.4% (20 of 73) from the field and 33.3% (8 of 24) from deep.
Mitchell Robinson (fractured foot) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Knicks are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Knicks are 6-3-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-4-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
For the Knicks to extend this series they need Randle to either have a break-out performance or accept the role of being a decoy.
It’s a will versus skill series and so far the latter is winning. The question is whether the Knicks can experience a perfect storm of heart, defense and have Randle respond by producing an effort similar to what garnered him the Most Improved Player Award.
Since most squads have trouble closing out a series and the Hawks are young – I’m calling this a close win for New York with the Hawks ending the series on their home court on Friday.
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