New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, NBA Expert Picks 3/11/2020
Game: New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -5
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (20-46, 5th in the Southeast Division) host the New York Knicks (20-44, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at State Farm Arena on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Atlanta opens this game as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 229.
The Knicks cover the spread 54.0% of the time, having gone 34-29-1 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 45.3% of the time, going 29-35-2 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/08/20 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/09/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is questionable Wednesday vs New York
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Elfrid Payton averages 10.1 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Trae Young averages 29.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 9.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. John Collins averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.0 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 16th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Hawks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Hawks surrender 119.5 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. New York is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +5
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