Atlanta Hawks (11-15) at New York Knicks (13-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.4 points and 5.6 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall. The under is 18-7 in Knicks last 25 overall. The Hawks are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are a banged up, disappointing team that's losing their last five games by an average of 6.8 points and allowing 48.9 percent shooting. The New York Knicks have cooled off lately, but they'e still a team that competes and gets after it defensively. The Knicks only lose by an average of 1.9 points in the underdog role. In their current form, we're getting the better team and the free point at home. Give me the Knicks.