Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-1.5)
The New York Knicks (13-15) play the Atlanta Hawks (11-15) at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 213.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Pacers and ended up losing by a score of 125-113 in their last game. Atlanta ended the contest with a 47.8% FG percentage (43 out of 90) and made 9 of their 31 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 18 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 78.3%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 35 assists for this game as well as getting 5 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing the defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 45 out of 89 shooting. Indiana distributed 34 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Pacers grabbed 43 boards (7 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Indiana finished the contest at 85.2% at the free throw line by making 23 of 27 shots. They made 12 of 31 tries from downtown.
Clint Capela is someone who was a factor for this contest. He ended up with 24 points on 12 out of 17 shooting. He played for 27:36 minutes and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Capela finished the contest at 70.6% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hawks was John Collins. He snagged 9 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He finished shooting 41.2% from the floor in this contest by shooting 7-of-17 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Collins was on the court for 36:16 min.
Atlanta comes into this one with a win-loss record of 11-15 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 112.8 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while going 44.9% from the floor. The Hawks are hitting 35.6% on 3-pointers (322 of 905) and 81.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 46.3 rebounds per game and has 647 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 13th in basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Hawks have forced 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 21.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 623 surrendered for the campaign. The Hawks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.5% (326 of 557) and they relinquish 44.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 33.4% on shots from downtown while they are 18th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (112.4).
The last time they took the court, the New York Knicks went home victorious with a score of 121-99 when they played the Houston Rockets. The Knicks pulled down 40 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest. They stuffed 4 shots while recording 4 steals for this game. The Rockets earned 17 fouls in the matchup which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to make 19 of those for a rate of 82.6%. Regarding shooting from downtown, New York converted 12 out of 28 attempts (42.9%). When all was said and done, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 45 out of 86 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.3%. The Knicks permitted the Rockets to make 33 out of 88 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 37.5% in this game. They shot 18.6% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 43 and ended up shooting 25 of 30 from the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, New York permitted Houston to grab 46 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Julius Randle pitched in for the Knicks in this contest. He knocked down 8 of 15 in this game for a rate of 53.3%, which had him finishing with 24 points. Randle grabbed 18 rebounds in his 32:26 minutes of time on the court and accounted for 4 dimes in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for New York was Elfrid Payton. He scored 12 points in his 23:24 minutes played via 6 of 12 from the floor for the game. Payton ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also collecting 2 assists and 3 boards.
New York has a win-loss record of 13-15 so far this season. The Knicks commit 20.9 personal fouls every game and they go 76.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per contest (29th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per game. New York has totaled 2,894 pts this year (103.4 per contest) and they collect 47.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 21st in basketball. The Knicks defensively are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 103.3. The New York defense allows 31.4% on three-point shots (332 of 1,056) and opponents are making 75.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 22.2 dimes and 44.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 2nd and 16th in the league. They have forced 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.1% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-1.5)
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