Hawks vs. Knicks NBA Odds and Preview – March 22nd, 2022

The Atlanta Hawks made their way back to the Play-In Tournament and are well ahead of the no. 11 seed, the Washington Wizards. They hit the road after a disappointing five-point defeat in the hands of the Pelicans. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks struggle to get some traction going this season despite finishing at no. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference last season. It’s going to be tough for the franchise given its 30-40 record at no. 12 seed. Nonetheless, the team needs to finish the regular season on a positive note with 11 games remaining.

Get a full preview of the Hawks vs. Knicks game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Hawks vs. Knicks Game Information

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Why Bet on the Atlanta Hawks?

The Hawks bring lots of offensive threats coming into the game. They have the seventh-best points per game record at 112.9 in 71 games. It’s supported by a solid 46.7% shooting percentage that ranks eighth in the league right now. The squad hits 52.8% (17th) of its shots from short and mid-range, while keeping three-points shots up there at 37.0% (third). Additionally, the Hawks are great shooters from the line and make 81.1% (fourth) of their free throws.

Defensively, the Hawks’ numbers fall behind compared to their upcoming opponents. As a team, they average 112.1 opponent points (22nd) and allow a 47.0% shooting (25th). We don’t expect Atlanta to keep things tight on defense but rather double down on the attacking end.

John Collins is the only starter to miss the game with a finger injury. The power forward position is likely filled by Danilo Gallinari. Backup shooting guard Lou Williams is also expected to miss the game due to personal reasons.

Why Bet on the New York Knicks?

The Knicks have struggled offensively throughout the season. They average 106.0 points (27th) per game in 71 contests. The team shoots 43.5% from the field and is only good for a 27th best record in the league. What New York brings to the table this time is a relatively decent three-point shooting average at 35.5% and better offensive rebounding numbers at 11.5 boards (fourth) per game. The latter allows more second-chance points for the side which they could use to keep the scoreline tight.

We expect the hosts to do better against the Hawks on defense. The team limits opponents to 106.8 points (eighth) per game on 44.5% shooting (fifth). The Knicks also limit teams to 51.9 eFG% (seventh) and could play a part in keeping the offense-heavy Hawks side contained. Additionally, the Knicks are the dominant defensive rebounders of the two and record almost 35 defensive boards (11th) per game.

The Knicks’ depth chart features a healthy squad leading up to the game. R.J. Barrett and Julius Randle are likely to lead the team’s scoring with help from shooting guard Evan Fournier. Immanuel Quickley is expected to perform well off the bench as the guard averages 10.30 points per game in 22.13 minutes.

Hawks vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The Hawks are 1-4 in the last five road games (0-5 ATS).
  • The Hawks are 2-3 in the last five road games against the Knicks (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of the Hawks’ last five road games against the Knicks.
  • The Knicks are 2-3 in the last five games at Madison Square Garden (1-4 ATS).
  • The Knicks are 2-3 in the last five games against the Hawks (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over once in the Knicks’ last five games against the Hawks.

Hawks vs. Knicks Expert Betting Prediction

The odds are against the hosts in this matchup. However, we anticipate a close game between the two. This will be a battle of offense and defense, with the Hawks likely to press on early. Both sides have had similar results in the past week, but the visitors have more to lose in this game. On the other hand, the Knicks will try to keep things looking good before ending the season. Covering the spread should be doable for the side with decent winning chances. At the end of the day, we get to watch the Hawks and the Knicks battle it out for one last time this season.

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