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Knicks at Hawks - 1/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks (16-19) at Atlanta Hawks (21-14)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)

The Line: Atlanta Hawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds


The New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks square off Tuesday night at the Philips Arena.

The New York Knicks need a nice win after losing five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 97.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.7 points and 1.7 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing eight rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 88.1 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.2 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games.

Knicks at Hawks - 1/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Atlanta Hawks look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.3 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.5 points and 5.8 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.3 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four straight home games. Tiago Splitter is doubtful with a calf injury.

The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Knicks are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Atlanta and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.

The Hawks are a different team at home and it's hard to beat a team twice back-to-back. We backed the Knicks a couple of days ago against Atlanta, but this game is different in the ATL. Take the Hawks by double digits.

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Atlanta Hawks -8.5

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