Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+1.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (31-26) go to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Knicks (31-27). The line on this matchup has New York as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 218.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Pacers and took home the win by a score of 129-117 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the game having earned a 48.9% FG percentage (45 of 92) and made 13 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Hawks buried 26 of their 34 tries for a rate of 76.5%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 51 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 48.9% from the field on 45 out of 92 shooting. Indiana distributed 33 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Indiana snagged 41 boards (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Indiana shot 85.0% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 20 tries. They also knocked down 10 of 32 shots from distance.
Trae Young is someone who was a factor in this contest. He totaled 34 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 35:29 mins and totaled 5 boards. Young finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and recorded 11 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Hawks was Clint Capela. He collected 24 rebounds in 35:51 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 58.8% from the floor in this game by going 10-of-17 (25 points). When the final whistle blew, Capela wasn't able to get an assist.
Atlanta enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 31-26 so far this season. The Hawks are connecting on 37.5% on three-point attempts (723 of 1,930) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They average 113.5 points per outing (13th in the league) while shooting 46.5% from the field. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 45.2 rebounds per contest and has tallied 1,378 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 20th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. The Hawks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (711 of 1,142) and they surrender 42.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are 11th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,383 relinquished on the campaign. They are giving up 34.7% on shots from downtown while they are 15th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 122-112 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Knicks were able to collect 36 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for this game. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Pelicans committed 16 personal fouls in this game which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In reference to three-point shots, New York made 11 of 29 tries (37.9%). Overall, the Knicks finished shooting 45 out of 95 from the floor which had them shooting 47.4%. The Knicks permitted the Pelicans to knock down 41 out of their 101 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 40.6% for the contest. They finished 22.2% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 6 out of 27 and finished the game at 24 out of 30 from the charity stripe (80.0%). Regarding rebounding, New York permitted New Orleans to collect 52 in total (20 on the offensive side).
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks for this game. He converted 11 of 28 in this game giving him a rate of 39.3%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Randle totaled 33 points in his 47:14 mins of playing time and earned 10 dimes in this game. One more player that was pivotal for New York was RJ Barrett. He walked away with 2 dimes in 36:02 minutes played, and he converted 7 of 15 from the floor. Barrett ended up shooting 46.7% from the field while earning 18 points and 4 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 31-27 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 23rd in the league. New York has tallied 6,154 pts so far this season (106.1 per game) and they pull down 45.7 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 21.1 times per contest (29th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.8 fouls per contest and they go 77.4% from the charity stripe. The Knicks are ranked 1st in the league in PPG given up with 104.5. The New York defense allows 33.4% from downtown (687 of 2,055) and opponents are knocking down 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 23.1 assists and 43.8 rebounds per contest, which is 5th and 13th in basketball. They have forced 12.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-1.5)
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