Can the Atlanta Hawks clinch the series with a win at Madison Square Garden? This NBA betting preview for the Hawks vs Knicks NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 5 of this series.
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Eastern Conference Round 1 NBA Playoffs Game 5 (ATL Leads 1-0)
Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 16-20 Away) vs. New York Knicks (41-31, 25-11 Home)
Date: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
The writing is one the wall, and it looks like the New York Knicks were just simply not ready to be true contenders in the Eastern Conference. Some teams are built for the regular season, and some are built for the NBA Playoffs. As is the case with all Tom Thibodeau teams, they don’t have enough left to five in the postseason. The lack of playoff experience on their roster (other than Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson) is really hurting them.
But let’s be sure to give some credit to the Hawks. It’s not like they are winning simply by chance. The Hawks effectively took Julius Randle out in three of the four games these teams have faced each other. Trae Young is really coming into his own as the primary ball handler on this team. John Collins and Danilo Gallinari also provide excellent size and scoring. Atlanta looks like they will win this series in either five or six games.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: ATL: (+102) | NYK: (-120)
Spread: ATL: +1.5 (-110) | NYK: -1.5 (-110)
Total: 208 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
Hawks vs Knicks Betting Trends
- Atlanta is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of Atlanta’s last seven games.
- Atlanta is 7-1 straight up (SU) in its last eight games.
- New York is 1-4 ATS in its last five games.
- New York is 13-7 SU in its last 20 games.
Hawks vs Knicks Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give New York a 63.6% chance to win Game 5 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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