Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 15-37. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-30. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-24-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-25-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-25-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.5 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.75 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 25.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 20th in the league with 104.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.38. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Knicks surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
New York is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Knicks are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 15th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -5.5
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