Hawks at Knicks - 10/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (0-1) at New York Knicks (0-0)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +2 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks meet Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a bounce back win after getting upset by the Detroit Pistons. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 94 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 106 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 20 points and four assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 19 points and eight rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing four assists and Tiago Splitter is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks did a solid job defensively in their opening game loss, but the lack of consistent offense really killed them. The Hawks shot just 29.6 percent from three and got just seven points from their shooter Kyle Korver. Thabo Sefolosha and Mike Muscala are out with injuries.
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The New York Knicks play their home opener after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks on the road. The New York Knicks are averaging 122 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 34.9 percent shooting. Derrick Williams is averaging 24 points and seven rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 16 points and five rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is dishing five assists and Kyle O'Quinn is grabbing 11 rebounds. The New York Knicks made nine threes in their season opener and had seven players score in the double-digits. The Knicks now hope they can take this success back to MSG, as they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games in front of their home fans. Kevin Seraphin and Lou Amundson are doubtful.
The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Hawks looked flat out awful in their season opener, and I'm not confident that they can turn things around on the road. The Knicks should be able to put enough together to get back-to-back wins after their offense exploded.