The New York Knicks take to the road for a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. The Knicks are one of the better road teams in the NBA and have their sights set on a trip to the postseason. The Hawks are 2½ games behind the Knicks for the No. 7 seed and can gain some ground with a win at home.
Knicks Cash Tickets on the Road
The New York Knicks continue their impressive season and are a half-game behind the Miami Heat for the No. 6 seed in the East. What’s more, New York is doing a lot of its best work on the road.
The Knicks enter Wednesday with a 16-12 record on the road with recent wins over the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Looking at the Knicks from a betting perspective, New York is tied for the best away against the spread (ATS) record in the NBA at 18-10 with a 22.93% return on investment (ROI).
New York is also doing well in the injury department, with Mitchell Robinson the only injured player at this time. According to James Dolan, the bruised center will remain out for a few more weeks.
Hawks Coming Off Embarrassing Loss
It’s one thing to lose to a bad team like the Charlotte Hornets. Every good team has terrible games at times. But, on Monday, this supposedly good Hawks team got dismantled 144-138 by the lowly Hornets on the road. The offense showed up, but how the Hawks allowed 144 points in regulation to this Charlotte offense is beyond my comprehension.
The Hawks have been dealing with poor defensive play all season, with an average of 116.7 PPG allowed, but the loss in Charlotte took things to another level. The Hornets, a team that averaged a field goal percentage of 45.5%, made an eye-watering 63.1% of their shots on Monday. They went 54.1% from downtown, dominated the fast-break, and led by 17 at one point.
To recap, the Hawks allowed 144 points to one of the worst teams in the NBA, and I don’t feel great about trusting them tonight.
De’Andre Hunter and John Collins are questionable for Wednesday with lower body injuries.
Knicks vs Hawks Game Injuries
Knicks vs Hawks Head-to-Head
The Hawks hold a 2-1 season series lead over the Knicks, both SU and ATS. The Over/Under is 3-2 in the previous five meetings.
Knicks vs Hawks Game Information
- Game: Knicks (32-27) vs Hawks (29-29)
- Location State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Knicks vs Hawks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Knicks vs Hawks Betting Lines
Knicks vs Hawks Picks and Prediction
Getting blown up by one of the worst teams in the league is a surefire sign that something is wrong in Atlanta. Despite that, the Hawks are favored at home by three points. Confounding as
that may be, it leaves us with a boatload of value to exploit.
The Atlanta Hawks are listed at -150 in our Vegas NBA lines. If you wager $100 on the Hawks, you can win $67. The New York Knicks are +130, offering a chance to win $XXX on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Hawks a 60.00% chance to win, with the Knicks at 43.48%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Knicks vs Hawks Previous Game (Jan. 20, 2023)
Trae Young and the streaking Atlanta Hawks are scheduled to host Julius Randle and the New York Knicks at the State Farm Arena on Friday. The two are neck and neck in the Eastern Conference standings, but at the seventh and eighth spots, both teams have a lot to improve.
The Knicks have the best ATS record on the road in the NBA at 16-6 and haven’t missed covering a game since Nov. 20. Almost two months is not a trend I am going to bet against, especially with a less-than-healthy Trae Young.