New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 5/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+4.5)
The New York Knicks (41-31) travel to State Farm Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) in Game 4 of their series. Atlanta leads 2-1. The odds on this matchup have Atlanta as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 223.5.
The Knicks went home with a loss by a final score of 105-94 in Game 3. New York finished the contest with a 35.8% field goal percentage (29 of 81) and made 9 of their 30 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Knicks knocked down 27 of their 30 shots for a rate of 90.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they collected 45 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about defending, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 51.9% from the floor on 42 out of 81 shooting. Atlanta dished out 28 dimes and had 2 steals in this game. Furthermore, Atlanta pulled down 42 rebounds (4 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Atlanta finished the game shooting 62.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of 8 tries. They also made 16 out of their 27 attempts from distance.
Derrick Rose is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He accounted for 30 points on 13 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 38:54 minutes played and snagged 6 rebounds. Rose finished 61.9% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He grabbed 11 rebounds in 35:03 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 13.3% from the field in this contest by shooting 2-of-15 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Randle had accumulated 2 assists.
New York will enter this game with a record of 41-31 on the campaign. They average 107.0 pts per game (26th in basketball) while hitting 45.6% from the field. The Knicks are hitting 39.2% on 3-point shots (847 of 2,163) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New York is pulling down 45.1 rebounds per game and has earned 1,541 assists for the year, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.9 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 personal fouls. They give up 33.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 1st in the league in points per game from their opponents (104.7). The Knicks defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.0% (2,730 of 6,209) and they surrender 44.1 boards per game as a group. They are 6th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,696 surrendered for the season.
In their Game 3 win, the Hawks were able to collect 38 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this matchup. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 2 steals in the game. The Knicks earned 21 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 8 shots. They were able to make 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Atlanta made 16 of 27 attempts (59.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks shot 42 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9%. The Hawks allowed the Knicks to knock down 29 of their 81 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.8% for the matchup. They finished shooting 30.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 out of 30 and ended up going 27 of 30 at the free throw line (90.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Atlanta permitted New York to snag 45 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 19 for this contest giving him a rate of 42.1%, and earned 1 rebound. Young earned 21 points in his 36:53 mins of playing time and tallied 14 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He wrapped the game up with 3 assists in 39:12 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 6 of 12 from the floor. Bogdanovic finished going 50.0% from the field while totaling 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 41-31 on the year. Atlanta has earned 8,186 points so far this year (113.7 per contest) and they grab 45.6 rebounds per contest. The Hawks are committing 19.3 fouls per game and they connect on 81.2% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Hawks are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 17th in basketball. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per game (19th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.4. They have forced 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (12th in basketball). The Atlanta defense allows 34.9% on shots from distance (858 of 2,460) and their opponents are knocking down 80.3% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 24.4 dimes and 42.7 boards per game, which is 11th and 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+4.5)
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