Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks - 12/17/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York -1
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (6-21, 5th in the Atlantic Division) host the Atlanta Hawks (6-21, 5th in the Southeast Division) at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The odds on this contest have New York as 1 point favorites. The over/under opens at 219.5.
The Hawks cover the spread 44.4% of the time, having gone 12-15-0 ATS. New York is covering 51.8% of the time, going 14-13-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/15/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Game Time Decision
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/15/2019 Allonzo Trier SG Concussion Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Wayne Ellington SG Achilles Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Jabari Parker averages 16.0 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Marcus Morris averages 18.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Julius Randle averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 119.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 26.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Atlanta averages 113.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 113.8 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. New York is 28th in the league with 104.6 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 20.1. The Knicks are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.9, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 28th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
New York is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Knicks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 26th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +1
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