New York Knicks (3-8) at Atlanta Hawks (3-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The New York Knicks could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 106.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 23.3 points and 3.3 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15.3 points and 11.7 rebounds. Damyean Dotson is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Burke is dishing 3.4 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last five road games.
The Atlanta Hawks could also use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 120.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 19.1 points and 7.9 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last four home games.
The Knicks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Atlanta, 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I'm not trying to be on the right side in a toss-up game between two of the worst teams in the league. You're better off flipping a coin. Instead, give me the over. The over is a very popular trend when the Knicks and Hawks play, and the over has hit in eight of the Hawks last 11 games. Neither the Knicks or Hawks show much resistance when it comes to field goal percentage allowed. I like the over better than deciding which one of these tanking teams can claw out a victory.