New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks: Prediction, Starting Lineups, Odds (1/20/23)

The New York Knicks visit the Atlanta Hawks in an Eastern Conference clash. The Knicks are coming off two straight losses with the lates coming to the Wizards at home. The Hawks are on a four-game winning streak with the lates coming against the Mavericks on the road. This should be an interesting matchup in the Eastern Conference. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!

New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Odds

The Atlanta Hawks are 3-point home favorites against the New York Knicks and are at -175 on the money line. There’s no over/under listed just yet. The Hawks being favored here makes sense because they’ve won four in a row, while the Knicks have lost two in a row. The Hawks are also the home team which is a factor too. There’s no over/under listed yet, but expect it to be listed decently high because each of these teams can score, but also play defense.

New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks Prediction

The pick: Atlanta Hawks -3

The Atlanta Hawks have been inconsistent this year and have been dealing with some off-court drama. Trae Young is still the do-it-all point guard he’s been and leads the Hawks in scoring and assists too. Dejounte Murray has also been a big asset since joining the Hawks and is the second-leading scorer and leads the team in steals too. De’Andre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic have also been very good for the Hawks off the wing and are next up in scoring production behind Murray and Young.

As a team, the Hawks excel more on offense than defense. They are top-10 in points scored and top-15 in assists. They are also top-15 in rebounds and top-10 in blocks per game this season.

On the other side, the New York Knicks have been very good this season. Julius Randle is the standout for the Knicks this season still and while he’s been discussed about in trade talks, he’s still performing. He leads the team in scoring and rebounding. Jalen Brunson has been a great addition and is the second-leading scorer while also leading the team in assists and steals. RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley are next up in scoring production and have been very good on the wing for the Knicks this year too.

As a team, the Knicks excel more on defense than offense. They are top-10 in points allowed and third in rebounds at 48 rebounds per game. They are also top-10 in point differential too.

The Hawks are the better team in this spot. They are the home team and have won four in row, while the Knicks have lost two in a row. Take the Hawks to cover here because of those factors. Ride with the hot hand here and side with Atlanta.

Betting Trends

Knicks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home.

Hawks are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Key Matchups

Can Jalen Brunson matchup with Trae Young? Can John Collins matchup with Julius Randle?

Trae Young vs. Jalen Brunson

Trae Young has been great this year. He averages 27 points, 10 assists, and 3 rebounds per game for the season. He’ll be matched up against Jalen Brunson most of the game who averages 23 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds per game for the season. Trae Young has been great, but Brunson has come on strong too. This will be a big matchup in this game because of how important each team is to their teams.

Julius Randle vs. John Collins

Julius Randle has still been great for the Knicks. He averages 24 points, 4 assists, and 11 rebounds per game for the season. He’ll be matched up with John Collins most of the game who averages 13 points, 1 assist, and 8 rebounds per game for the season. Randle has been very good this year, and Collins has too so this should a very interesting matchup. These two are very important for their teams down low, so this will be a big deciding factor in who wins this game.

New York Knicks Starting Lineup

PG: Jalen Brunson
SG: Quentin Grimes
SF: RJ Barrett
PF: Julius Randle
C: Mitchell Robinson

Atlanta Hawks Starting Lineups

PG: Trae Young
SG: Dejounte Murray
SF: De’Andre Hunter
PF: John Collins
C: Onyeka Okongwu

Key Injuries

New York Knicks Injuries: C Mitchell Robinson (Thumb) O

Atlanta Hawks Injuries: No Injuries

Jake Faigus, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He wrote for The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for BracketFanatics.

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