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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 1
(1-2) New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks (2-1)
Date: Sunday, May 30th
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks +260 | Hawks -175
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -4.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 209.5
On Sunday, May 30th, the Atlanta Hawks host the New York Knicks in the fourth game of the first-round series. Atlanta picked up the edge in the series by winning the first game at State Farm Arena and will seek to take a stranglehold on the series in the Sunday matinee.
New York Knicks
Adding insult to injury Julius Randle got relentlessly serenaded with ‘over-rated’ chants throughout the match. The Most Improved Player of 2021 is having a hard time finding his rhythm.
Nate McMillan’s game plan is working to limit him but it feels like psychologically he’s also in his head. posted Case in point – Randle shot an anemic 2 of 15 in Game 3 managing to collect another double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
For the series, Randle is shooting 24 percent (13 of 54). His shot total in the last two matches was 15 after shooting 23 in the first game. In fairness, there aren’t a lot of offensive weapons as the Knicks are in the early stages of the Leon Rose rebuild.
Coach Tom Thibodeau made a shift to his starting lineup inserting Derrick Rose and it paid immediate dividends as Rose led the Knicks scoring with 30 points on a highly efficient 13 of 21.
The issue is Rose needs more help and unless Randle finds a way to unleash his offense the series could be headed back to New York with the Hawks looking to clinch the series.
Nerlens Noel (12) and Reggie Bullock (11) were the only other players to register double-figure scoring.
There were reports Mitchell Robinson would return for Game 2, but Thibs said in the postgame he’s still several steps away.
No doubt, Trae Young was thrilled to be back in the warm confines of State Farm Arena especially after the merciless MSG crowd relentlessly booed him and one idiot even spit on him.
While he can put up points easily it was his playmaking that punctuated the victory on Friday as he collected a double-double of 21 points and 14 assists.
John Collins bounced back from a tough Game 3 where he was scoreless to offer 14 points while Clint Capela offered a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds plus two blocks.
All five Hawks starters plus two reserves scored in double figures as the team shot lights out from the perimeter.
Danilo Gallinari led the way with four (4 of 4) 3-pointers while Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter each scored three (both shot 3 of 4). Atlanta drilled 16 deep balls shooting a blistering 59.3 percent.
Brandon Goodwin (respiratory condition) and Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) are both out.
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 New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
In one of the bigger discrepancies witnessed this entire postseason the Hawks shot eight free throws while the Knicks got to the line 30 times.
A fact made even odder given the Hawks won the paint scoring 44 to 30.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hawks ATS
Unless Randle and one other Knicks player can step up to help Rose the depth of Atlanta is going to prevail. That said, expect New York to come out aggressive and ramp up the physicality in Game 4.
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