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Hawks vs Knicks Prediction, Trends and Betting Odds for Game 2 NBA Playoffs

The Atlanta Hawks stole Game 1 in New York, behind a tremendous effort from Trae Young. Can the Knicks even the series in Game 2? This NBA betting preview for the Hawks vs Knicks NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 2 of this series.

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NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals NBA Playoffs Game 2 (ATL Leads 1-0)
Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 16-20 Away) vs. New York Knicks (41-31, 25-11 Home)
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Coverage: TNT

The speed of the Hawks was able to push them past the power of the Knicks in Game 1. Despite putting up 32 points, Trae Young only made one three-pointer in the game. Instead of putting up a barrage of threes, Young showed maturity by sharing the ball with his teammates down the stretch.

If the New York Knicks are going to even the series, Julius Randle needs to step up. This will be a quick series if Randle scores just 15 points on 6-23 shooting. Shoutout to Alec Burks for scoring 27 points on 9-13 shooting in 26 minutes off the bench. But the odds of him doing so again are low. Therefore, the Knicks will need their star to step up, because dropping the first two games at home will spell disaster in this series.

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NBA Betting Odds

Moneyline: ATL: (+108) | NYK: (-126)
Spread: ATL: +1.5 (-108) | NYK: +1.5 (-126)
Total: 212.5 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)

  • Atlanta is 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Atlanta’s last five games.
  • New York is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of New York’s last six games.

Hawks vs Knicks Prediction

This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give New York a 63.4% chance to win Game 2 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.


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