Knicks at Hawks - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (16-64) at Atlanta Hawks (60-19)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, SPSO
The New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks square off Monday night at the Philips Arena.
The New York Knicks look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 91.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Langston Galloway is averaging 11.6 points and 3.2 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jason Smith is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 2.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost nine of their last 10 games when scoring less than 100 points. The Knicks have lost six of their last seven road games. Andrea Bargnani is questionable with an illness.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 16 points and seven assists while Al Horford is averaging 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a Sunday loss to the Wizards in which they shot just 41.4 percent from the field. With everything wrapped up, the Hawks are likely going to rest starters once again. The Hawks have won five straight games on their home court.
The Knicks are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest and 42-20-1 ATS in their last 63 games overall. The Knicks are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Atlanta and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Even with the Hawks resting guys, the Knicks aren't trying to win at this point in the season. I don't love the pick but if forced to pick a side, I'm expecting an Atlanta blowout.