New York Knicks (3-3) at Atlanta Hawks (4-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The New York Knicks look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The New York Knicks are averaging 101.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 21.2 points and 7.2 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.5 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after losing two of their last three games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 120 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17 points and 6.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.2 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The over is 17-4 in Hawks last 21 home games. The Knicks are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are the better team here obviously, but we need to start turning our attention to these Knicks and the constant points they're getting. The New York Knicks have won three of their last four games, are arguably the biggest surprise through the first week or so, and they're one of the best defensive teams in the league up to this point, including the best when it comes to defending the three. Not sure how long it lasts here, but the Knicks and free points is holding some value.