Atlanta Hawks (7-23) vs New York Knicks (9-24 )Date : 12/21/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Madison Square Garden
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
The Knicks will welcome the Hawks to Madison Square Garden as they are coming off a loss against the Sixers while the Hawks were able to take down the Wizards in their last game. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Atlanta Hawks's Latest Performance :
The Hawks are coming off a win against the Wizards, they will begin their two-game road trip against the Knicks they are 2-14 on the road this season. Leading the way for the Hawks was Jemery Lin as he erupted for 12 points in the 4th quarter. He finished the game with 16 points. It was good to see him back and healthy after dealing with a back injury. He was able to probe around the Wizards defense and got any shot he wanted it reminded me of “Linsanity” when he used to be on the Knicks and put the team on his back. John Collins hit 7-of-14 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-6 3-pointers for 20 points, 13 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes shooting 60% from the floor. He is the real deal for this Hawks team and has a bright future. Young chipped in with 19 points on the night. He has scored in double figures in five of his seven December games. The Hawks have great young players who are starting to play well together. It will be interesting how they play against the Knicks who are building a similar infrastructure for the future.
New York Knicks 's Latest Performance :
The Knicks are coming off a blowout loss against the Sixers. They are currently on a three-game losing streak and eight of their last night game. The only bright spot came from rookie Kevin Knox as he scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting with six rebounds for his sixth straight game of 15 or more points. He’s the first Knicks rookie to accomplish that streak since Mark Jackson in 1986-87. They allowed the Sixers to score 69 points in the first half that number will have to be better against the Hawks. Hardaway returned to the team and dropped 27 points in a losing effort on 7-for-16 from the floor and perfect from the line going 10-10. The thing with Hardaway this season is he has to remain healthy for the Knicks to become successful because he is now the focal point of their offense. Dotson returned to the team by scoring 14 points as he is one of the biggest surprises for the Knicks this season he should play well against the Hawks.
How Atlanta Hawks & New York Knicks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win.
Against The Spread Selection: Atlanta Hawks
My reason for the pick :
The Hawks will pick up another win as they will beat out the Knicks on the road. Lin will continue his impressive form as he will be playing in his old arena where Linsanity all started as I expect him to have a good game after taking over the game in the 4th against the Wizards. For the Knicks, they will continue to struggle as they will lose their fourth game in a row. The Knicks has been with injuries this season it is one of the main reasons why they been losing lately. Go with Hawks.
Betting trends for Atlanta Hawks:
- Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for New York Knicks :
- Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.