New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Madison Square Garden)

New York Knicks -1.5 . Total 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks are on the road for a contest with the New York Knicks.  The Hawks are (6-21), after falling to the Los Angeles Lakers, 101-96.  The Knicks are (6-21) coming off a 111-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

In the Hawks loss to the Lakers, Atlanta was led on offense by Trae Young.  Young connected on 9 of 22 attempts from the floor, making 9 of 11 from the foul line. registering 30 points and 7 assists.  The Hawks shot 36% from the floor and 28% from 3-point range.  Atlanta got dominated on the boards, being out rebounded 65 to 50.  The Hawks led after the first quarter.

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In the Knicks loss to the Nuggets, New York was guided throughout the game by Marcus Morris Sr.  Morris converted on 8 of 18 attempts, recording 22 points.  The Knicks shot 47% from the floor and 25% from deep.  The Knicks gave up 17 offensive rebounds.  New York trailed by as many as 20 points on the night.   

Recent Betting Trends:

Hawks are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Hawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 gams against New York.

The over is 15-5 in Hawks last 20 games.

Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Knicks are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.

The under is 14-6 in Knicks last 20 games vs the Eastern Conference.

Neither offense has been lighting up the scoreboard, as each team ranks 20th or worse in offensive production.  The Knicks have one of the worse, ranking 30th in the league, averaging just over 101 per game.  Defensively, Atlanta is giving up points at will, allowing nearly 118 per game.  The Knicks have not been very good offensively, but should be able to find some offensive efficiency against the Hawks poor defense.  With Atlanta having such a poor defense, look for their to be extra possessions for each team.  Final score prediction, Knicks will win and the total goes over, 114-110.      

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