New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks 02/09/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks 02/09/2020 – The New York Knicks are enjoying perhaps their best stretch this season, having won their last four assignments. The Atlanta Hawks dropped their third loss in four games and are currently dealing with a myriad of injuries. Sunday night’s game at State Farm Arena will pit these ball clubs against each other for the second time this season. The Knicks are set to enter the game as slim underdogs after opening at +2.5 across the spread, according to the initial Las Vegas betting lines.
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks 02/09/2020
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks 02/09/2020 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks captured their fourth win in a row, beating the Detroit Pistons, 95-92, on Saturday. Julius Randle and Wayne Ellington recorded 17 points each, and Elfrid Payton tallied 10 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The Knicks shot just 44 percent from the field but totally dominated the Pistons in the battle for the boards, 47-28.
Players to Watch: Julius Randle (19.0 PPG, 9.4 RPG, and 3.3 APG)
RJ Barrett (13.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 2.5 APG)
Reggie Bullock (9.5 PPG, 2.4 RPG and 1.6 APG)
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks put up a good fight against the Boston Celtics despite missing the service of Trae Young. John Collins chalked up 30 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Huerter fired for 25 points. Brandon Goodwin also had a career game, finishing with 21 points off the bench. The Hawks shot 40 percent from the field and converted 24 of their 26 shot attempts from the free-throw line.
Players to Watch: Trae Young (29.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 9.0 APG)
John Collins (20.1 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Kevin Huerter (15.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.8 APG)
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks 02/09/2020 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta’s last 13 games.
New York Knicks
Clint Capela C Heel is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New York
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
Top sports betting sites are still not convinced the Knicks’ four-game winning streak is for real. Online Bookmakers put the Knicks at +2.5 across the spread, showing that they are still pessimistic about the Knicks’ chance against the Hawks even though Trae Young has been listed as probable.
Moneyline: Bet on the Knicks at +125. I am starting to believe in the Knicks’ young core. Marcus Morris is gone but Julius Randle will continue to take the lead for this young, talented squad.
ATS: Pick the Knicks to cover the 2.5-point spread. I feel Young is going to put up a monster stats line whenever he decides to play. However, Elfrid Payton is proving to be a reliable player at point guard position on both ends of the floor. He will be the key in the Knicks’ win vs. the Hawks.
TOTALs: Back the UNDER at 226.5 points. Without Young, the Hawks put up 107 points against the defensive-minded Celtics. The Knicks scored just 95 points in a win against the Pistons. If Young is available, reaching the total is possible but then again the safer pick seems to be the UNDER.
Score Prediction: 107 – 104 Knicks