- In the Hawks vs Knicks odds, New York is a 2-point home favorite over Atlanta on Wednesday, November 2
- Both teams have lost two straight after positive starts to the season
- Below, see the Hawks vs Knicks predictions and best bets for Wednesday’s game
The early promise displayed by the both the Atlanta Hawks (4-3, 2-2 away) and New York Knicks (3-3, 3-0 home) has taken a detour of late. Each team is riding a two-game losing skid coming into their head-to-head clash on Wednesday night.
In the Hawks’ last game, a Toronto Raptors team that was without guard Fred VanVleet drubbed Atlanta 139-109. New York was also took a pummeling, getting humbled 121-108 by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Oddsmakers see New York as the team most likely to climb out of these doldrums. The Knicks are two-point home favorites in this game. New York is 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread on home court this season.
Hawks vs Knicks Odds
|Atlanta Hawks||+2 (-110)||+110||O 228.5 (-110)|
|New York Knicks||-2 (-110)||-130||U 228.5 (-110)|
Odds as of November 2 at Caesars Sportsbook. Claim the Caesars Sportsbook promo code to bet on the NBA.
The Knicks opened up as 1.5-point favorites in the NBA odds. The spread lengthened to New York -2.5 before settling into its current number. The contest features a 228.5-point total. The game is being broadcast by NBA League Pass in the USA and Canada.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta is 1-3 ATS as an away team so far this season.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Southeast Division-leading Hawks are the epitome of a middle of the road club. Atlanta sits among the NBA’s middle third in points per game (13th), assists per game (10th) and points allowed per game (17th). However, the Hawks are 23rd in rebounds per game.
Averaging 116 PPG for and 116.9 PPGA against, Atlanta is the only Eastern Conference team with a winning record but a negative plus/minus rating.
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— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 1, 2022
The Hawks go as guard Trae Young goes. He’s leading the team with 29.0 PPG and 9.7 APG, but was limited to 14 points in the loss to Toronto. John Collins (9.9 rebounds per game) is Atlanta’s top board man.
In losing to the Raptors, Atlanta was careless with the basketball. The Hawks committed a season-high 18 turnovers, leading to 24 Raptors points.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The Knicks are like night and day when it comes to playing on the road, or at Madison Square Garden. Along with being unbeaten on their home court, New York is scoring 126.3 points per game.
Taking their show on the road, the output of the Knicks score the basketball at a rate of 109.3 points per game. They are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS as an away team this season. In the loss to the Cavaliers, Cleveland guard Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 38 points.
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— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 1, 2022
While the Utah Jazz were shopping there-time all-star Mitchell last summer, he looked to be on his way to the Knicks when Cleveland swooped in at the last minute with a better offer. New York led 93-84 going into the fourth quarter, but was outscored 37-15 in the final period. The Knicks allowed Cleveland to drop in a franchise-record 23 3-pointers.
Forward/center Julius Randle is pacing the Knicks with 19.8 PPG and 9.4 RPG. Jalen Brunson is dishing out a team-best 7.2 APG. The Knicks are second in the NBA in PPG and sixth in RPG.
Hawks vs Knicks Prediction
The Knicks are a mediocre 13-15 ATS as a home favorite over the past two seasons. However, Atlanta is an NBA-worst 7-22 (24.1%) as a road underdog over the same time frame.
The Hawks are 0-2 SU as an underdog this season. New York is 3-0 SU as a favorite. Atlanta is concluding a five-game road trip with this game.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 31, 2022
Both the Hawks (5-2, 71.4%) and Knicks (4-1-1, 80%) are among the NBA’s better teams at hitting the over this season. New York’s 10.4 total plus/minus is third-best in the league. Atlanta has scored 100 or more points in 28 consecutive games.
Among common opponents, the Knicks (1-0) and Hawks (2-0) are both showing unbeaten marks against Detroit. Each team is 0-1 facing Milwaukee. But while New York beat Charlotte, the Hawks lost to the Hornets.
Pick: New York Knicks -2 (-110)