Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 Betting Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks faced off in game five of the NBA playoffs on June 2, 2021. The Atlanta Hawks are leading the NBA betting series three games out of four. The Hawks will look to take the series tonight at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM EST. This article will cover highlights from the game as well as a prediction for what may happen in future games.

The Atlanta Hawks are looking to sweep the series tonight as they come into this game Hawks 42-33-1 against the spread and 44-32 straight up. The New York Knicks will look to defend themselves using their home court advantage as they come into this game 42-34 straight up and 46-29-1 against the spread. In the past fourteen games at Madison Square Garden, The New York Knicks have won twelve out of the fourteen games.

 Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 Betting Odds & Line Movement

The New York Knicks were the favorites by a little bit in the first 2 games at Madison Square Garden. In game four, the sports bettors that bet the over were rewarded by only one half of a point. The sports betting odds opened up with the Knicks laying one and a half points on the Hawks with the total listed at 207.5. Currently, The New York Knicks are the -2.5 favorites over the Atlanta Hawks with the total listed at 208.5.

Notes On The Atlanta Hawks

After getting pushed around in the second half of New York’s comeback win in Game 2, the Hawks upped their physicality and controlled the tempo.Hawks forward John Collins had his lip split open for four stitches from an elbow by Knicks power forward Julius Randle, and Bullock received a technical foul responding angrily to bumps from Danilo Gallinari.

Houston center and 2020 All-Star selection Clint Capela warned the Knicks after Tuesday’s Zoom rant: “We can push guys around too. We can be physical, but we can win games as well.”Capela may have earned the right to be proud with his rebounds in the series. He had fifteen rebounds in game four.

Offensively, the Hawks have shown impressive balance over the last two games, with seven players getting to double digits in scoring for Game 3 and six doing so on Sunday.Trae Young scored at least 21 points in each game of the series, while Collins is coming off his highest-scoring effort of the playoffs, a twenty-two point performance in Game four.

Notes On The New York Knicks

The Knicks’ offense has not been running smoothly throughout the postseason, which can be attributed to decreasing production from Randle. Earlier in the series, he is averaging just 16.8 points per game – aAtlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 Betting Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

One team’s top three-point shooter, Bullock was having a hard time shooting against the Hawks’ defense. Following Game 4, coach Tom Thibodeau acknowledged to reporters that Bullock’s struggles may partly be due to all the energy he’s having to expend playing defense on Young.

Maybe a return to Madison Square Garden can help the Knicks get back into the series.

New York is 12-2 SU and 10-4 ATS in its last 14 at MSG, including a 101-92 victory in Game 2. The Hawks have only won one of their last seven games when they are on the road. They also lost four of five times in New York City.


NBA Game 5 Playoff Betting Pick & Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +1.5

The Knicks are not doing well this season. They were doing great for a while, but then they stopped. In the past 7 away games from the Atlanta Hawks, they have gone 1-6 against the spread. Looking at the past fourteen home games for the New York Knicks, they have gone 10-4 against the spread and 12-2 straight up. However, in the past 4 games, the total has gone under three times.

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