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Hawks vs Knicks Prediction, Trends and Betting Odds for Game 1 NBA Playoffs

The New York Knicks are in the NBA Playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season. In fact, the culture and quality of this club has propelled them from a projected lottery team to a squad with homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. This NBA betting preview for the Hawks vs Knicks NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 1 of this series.

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs

NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals NBA Playoffs Game 1
Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 16-20 Away) vs. New York Knicks (41-31, 25-11 Home)
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Time: 7 pm EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Coverage: TNT

In both Game 1 and in the overall series, the oddsmakers see this series as one that could go either way. While the Hawks may have Trae Young, the Knicks do technically have the advantage shooting the deep ball. Overall, the New York Knicks’ more physical style of play on both offense and defense gives them the edge in the NBA Playoffs, where that style of play is given a longer leash than in the regular season. The size, shooting and physicality of the Knicks will be the factors that give them the edge in this series.

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NBA Betting Odds

Moneyline: ATL: (-108) | NYK: (-108)
Spread: ATL: -0.5 (-110) | NYK: +0.5 (-110)
Total: 213.5 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)



  • Atlanta is 0-6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games against New York.
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last five road games.
  • New York is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games.
  • The total has hit the under in four of New York’s last five games.
  • New York is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games against Atlanta.

Hawks vs Knicks Prediction

This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give New York a 63.5% chance to win Game 1 of this NBA Playoffs matchup. If you plan to put money on this matchup, take the Knicks.


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