Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks NBA Pick – March 22

The NBA is set up with another strong slate of games throughout March 22. Four games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks. These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look to earn a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time on TNT.

Atlanta has earned a record of 35-36 throughout this season, which has them sitting in tenth place of the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are coming off a loss in their last game, but have won four of their last six. Atlanta is two games back on the eighth spot of the Conference. The Hawks will look to bounce back with a big win in this one.

The Knicks have put up a record of 30-41 so far this season, which has them in twelfth place of the Eastern Conference. New York lost their last game, but have won five of their last eight. The Knicks are five games out of a playoff spot, but are not eliminated yet. New York will look to earn a big win at home on Tuesday night.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Hawks are sitting in a playoff spot, but will look to get closer to clinching a spot with a win. New York has struggled, but could make one last push for a playoff spot. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Hawks -1 (-110) Over 228 (-110)
New York Knicks +1 (-110) Under 228 (-110)

 

Team Data Atlanta Hawks New York Knicks
Overall Record 35-36 30-41
Away/ Home Record 12-22 15-20
PPG 112.9 106.0
PPG Away/ Home 109.6 105.9
PAPG 112.1 106.8
PAPG Away/ Home 112.3 106.7

Betting Trends

Atlanta Hawks

  • 28-42 ATS this season
  • 10-24 ATS in road games
  • 2-9 ATS in March
  • 2-2 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 4-11 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 7-18 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 9-9 ATS off an upset loss as a favorite
  • 12-15 ATS against team with a losing record

New York Knicks

  • 33-38 ATS this season
  • 14-21 ATS in home games
  • 7-3 ATS in March
  • 8-2 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 4-8 ATS against Southeast division
  • 14-15 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 11-8 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 10-11 ATS after scoring 100 points or less
  • 17-19 ATS against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up three times this season. Alec Burks put up 23 points in the first meeting to help lead New York to a 99-90 win on the road. Julius Randle dropped 25 points and 12 rebounds in the second game as the Knicks earned a 101-87 win. R.J. Barrett scored 26 points, while Randle added 24 points as New York put up a 117-108 win.

Field Goal Shooting

The Hawks have been strong shooting the ball throughout this season. Atlanta has made 46.7 percent of their shots from the field, which is 8th in the league. The Hawks have shot 37 percent from behind the arc, which is 3rd in the NBA. Atlanta has sunk 81.1 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 4th in the league this season.

New York has struggled a bit shooting the ball on the season. The Knicks have been shooting 43.5 percent from the field, which is 27th in the NBA. New York has made 35.5 percent of their shots from deep, which is 13th in the league. The Knicks have drained 74.9 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 25th in the NBA.

Atlanta has been much better shooting the ball on the season, but the Knicks have put up the better defense. New York has held their opponents to a 44.5 percent from the field, which is 5th in the league. The Hawks have allowed opposing teams to shoot 47 percent from the field, which is 25th in the NBA. This matchup will come down to a battle of offense vs defense.

Top Performers

Trae Young has been the leader for Atlanta throughout the season. Young is averaging 27.9 points and 9.5 assists per game. Bogdan Bogdanovic has averaged 14.4 points, while De’Andre Hunter is averaging 13.5 points per game. Kevin Huerter has averaged 11.6 points per game. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 11.2 points. Clint Capela has averaged 10.9 points and 11.9 rebounds to round out the lineup.

Julius Randle has been strong for the Knicks on the student. Randle has averaged 20.3 points and 10 rebounds per game. R.J. Barrett is averaging 19.6 points per game. Evan Fournier has averaged 14.4 points, while Alec Burks is averaging 11 points per game. Immanuel Quickley rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.3 points per game.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and have been led by their stars. Both teams have had their share of injuries and have looked for their depth to step up. The Hawks are without John Collins and could be without Bogdan Bogdanovic in this one. New York is still missing Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker. Both teams will look for some players to step up in this one.

Pick Overview

These two teams will look for a big win in the Eastern Conference playoff race on Tuesday night. The Knicks have won the first three games of the season series and will look to pull off the sweep. Atlanta has been the better team this season and will look to bounce back with a win. If the Hawks can come out strong on the offensive side, I think they can earn the win in this one.

BetOnline has Atlanta listed as a -1 against the spread in this one. This gives a slight edge to the Hawks on the road in this one. I think that this line is accurate with Atlanta being a bit better on the season. The Hawks will look to step up in this one after losing the first three games of the season series. As very slight favorites in this one, I really like the value on Atlanta.

The Bet
Atlanta Hawks -1
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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