New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
The Atlanta Hawks will compete against the New York Knicks at State Farm Arena on Wednesday.
The Knicks faced the Jazz and went home with a win by a final score of 126-120 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Knicks finished with 24 while the Jazz finished the game with 24 personal fouls. They made 9 out of their 32 shots from 3-point land. Utah finished the game at 75.0% at the free throw line by converting 21 of their 28 tries. Additionally, Utah grabbed 38 boards (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Utah recorded 23 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, New York let their opponent shoot 51.1% from the field on 45 out of 88 shooting. They also dished out 18 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 52 with 20 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Knicks buried 28 of their 38 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. New York ended having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (43 out of 95) and converted 12 out of their 36 3-point attempts.
Jalen Brunson is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. Brunson went 50.0% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. He played 39 mins and also totaled 3 boards. He totaled 38 points on 11 of 22 shooting.
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New York will enter this game with a mark of 32-27 on the season. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, New York is pulling down 46.8 boards per game and has totaled 1,325 dimes for the season, which is 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Knicks are connecting on 34.6% from downtown (713 of 2,062) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.4 points per outing (15th in the league) while going 46.1% from the field.
On defense, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.0 fouls. They are conceding 34.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.5). The Knicks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.6% (2,382 of 5,224) and they surrender 43.5 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,454 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Hawks got the win with a final of 125-106 against the Spurs. In reference to attacking the glass, Atlanta permitted San Antonio to snag 49 in all (14 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 29.7% from 3-point land by shooting 11 of 37 and finished the game at 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). The Hawks permitted the Spurs to make 40 of their 94 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.6% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 50 out of 103 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Atlanta converted 10 of their 26 tries (38.5%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. The Spurs had 17 fouls in this game which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Hawks were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for the matchup.
Trae Young ended up having an impact for the Hawks in this matchup. Young recorded 24 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 17 assists for the game. He converted 9 out of 19 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and had 4 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 29-29 on the campaign. As an offense, the Hawks are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which is 12th in basketball. Atlanta has totaled 6,766 points for the year (116.7 per contest) and they average 43.9 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.7 times per contest (20th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. The Hawks are committing 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 81.7% from the charity stripe.
The Hawks defensively are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG allowed with 116.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the floor (21st in the league). The Atlanta defense surrenders 34.9% from downtown (680 of 1,946) and opponents are converting on 80.3% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 25.8 assists and 45.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 22nd and 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta and under the total points
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