The New York Knicks will take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday evening at State Farm Arena in an Eastern Conference clash between teams that made a trade earlier this week. Atlanta is 17-24 overall and 8-10 at home, while the Knicks are 21-21 overall and 10-10 on the road. Both sides were tremendous against the spread last season, but this year they’re both below .500 ATS. New York has a 20-22 ATS mark, with Atlanta entering this matchup 15-26 ATS.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Atlanta is favored by three points in the latest Hawks vs. Knicks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 214. Before entering any Knicks vs. Hawks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Hawks vs. Knicks spread: Hawks -3
- Hawks vs. Knicks over-under: 214 points
What you need to know about the Hawks
Atlanta was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Friday as its fell 124-118 to the Miami Heat. Atlanta’s defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of point guard Trae Young, who had 24 points and nine assists, and small forward De’Andre Hunter, who had 20 points along with three blocks.
That was the fourth straight loss for Atlanta, and the Hawks failed to cover in any of those setbacks. To help shake up a talented but underperforming roster, the Hawks sent Cam Reddish to the Knicks for Kevin Knox and a future pick earlier this week. Knox could make his debut for Atlanta in this one. Clint Capela (ankle) remains day-to-day for Atlanta.
What you need to know about the Knicks
Meanwhile, New York made easy work of Dallas and carried off a 108-85 win on Wednesday. Small forward R.J. Barrett and center Mitchell Robinson were among the main playmakers for the Knicks as the former had 32 points in addition to seven rebounds and the latter dropped a double-double on 19 points and 10 boards.
How to make Hawks vs. Knicks picks
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