Knicks vs Hawks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: New York -1
State Farm Arena is the venue where Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (14-39, 5th in the Southeast Division) will take on the New York Knicks (16-36, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Sunday. The line on this contest has New York as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 228.
The Knicks are covering 53.8% of the time, having gone 28-24-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 47.2% of the time, going 25-28-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/20 SG Damyean Dotson Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Detroit
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/07/20 PG Trae Young Ankle is questionable Sunday vs New York
02/07/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Hand is questionable Sunday vs New York
02/07/20 C Clint Capela Heel is questionable Sunday vs New York
02/07/20 SF Cameron Reddish Concussion is questionable Sunday vs New York
02/07/20 PF Bruno Fernando Calf is questionable Sunday vs New York
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Elfrid Payton averages 9.4 points per contest in 27.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Trae Young scores 29.3 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 9.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. John Collins averages 20.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.5 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 21st in the NBA with 109.4 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.74. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 23.2. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.7. The Hawks give up 118.2 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 23rd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. 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 28th in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 27th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +1
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