New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (9-3) at New York Knicks (5-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks meet Sunday afternoon in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Atlanta Hawks look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 106.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.3 points and 3.8 assists while Dennis Schroder is averaging 15.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won three of their last five road games.
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The New York Knicks look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won three straight home games.
The Hawks are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The home team usually has the advantage in a early game, and it doesn't get much earlier than noon in a NBA game. The Knicks have played solid ball at home recently with three straight wins while the Hawks have been shaky at times on the road so far. I'm going to back the Knicks and the free bucket given the way they've played at MSG as of late.