Knicks vs. Hawks Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Tuesday, Mar 5

Nov 15, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (5) dribbles against the New York Knicks in the second half at State Farm Arena.
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The Knicks are ready to clash with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, Mar 5. Today’s matchup is set to tip off at 7:30 ET and will be televised on MSG. New York enters this game as 2.5-point favorites, and the over/under total is currently at 216.5. Can the Knicks pull this one out as the favorite? Below you will find our Knicks vs. Hawks predictions.

Knicks vs. Hawks Odds

  • Spread: Knicks -2.5
  • Total 216.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Mar 5
  • Time: 7:30 ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York NY
  • TV: MSG

Hawks Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Hawks have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Atlanta has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 99 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.

Knicks Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Knicks have an over/under record of 0-5 and are 0-5 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, New York has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Knicks have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Do the Hawks Have What it Takes on the Road?

In their games this season, the Hawks have averaged a combined 243.2 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 216.5. Overall, their games have averaged an O/U line of 239.8, and they have a season record of 32-28 on the over/under.

On the road, Atlanta has an ATS record of 9-20 and is 11-18 straight-up. Currently, they are 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-34.

Against the spread, the Hawks have lost two straight games and are 19-41 for the season. As the underdog, they are 8-18 vs. the spread and have gone 7-19 as the underdog straight-up.

Atlanta’s last game finished with a combined score of 216 points, which was below the O/U line of 218.5. The Hawks lost the game by a score of 114-102 and were favored by 1 point going into the game.

Overall, Atlanta has dropped three straight games as the underdog and are 26-34 on the season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 10th place.

This season, the Hawks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 120.4 points per game (5th). However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road at 117.1 points per game (8th).

When it comes to pace, Atlanta is 4th in the NBA at 101.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 22nd in the league at 46%.

One area where the Hawks have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 5th in free throw attempts per game (24.8) and 3rd in made free throws (20.1).

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 122.7 points per game. The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.

Do the Knicks Stand a Chance at Home?

The Knicks are 36-25 this season, which is good for 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are 2nd. As the favorite, they are 26-7 and have won two straight games as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 2.5 points.

New York’s ATS record for the season is 33-28, including a 16-15 record at home and 17-13 on the road. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last eight home games. On the road, their ATS win streak is at two games.

The Knicks’ O/U record for the season is 22-38-1, and the under has hit in their last six games. On average, their games have finished with 223.2 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 216.5.

In their last game, the Knicks beat the Cavaliers by a score of 107-98. They were 4.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 208.5.

At home, the Knicks are averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 113.4 points per game. In terms of pace, New York is last in the league at 95.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are attempting the 13th most threes per game at 35.6. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (15th).

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.6% of their games. They have also scored less than their own average in each of their last 10 contests.

So far this season, the Knicks’ defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 109.7 points allowed per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Knicks are forcing 12.3 per game, which is 11th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 29th in blocked shots at 4 per game.

Knicks vs. Hawks Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Dejounte Murray and his points prop of 22.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -113 while the under is at -121. In this game against the Knicks, we suggest betting on the under for Dejounte Murray and his points prop set at 22.5. Our player projection model anticipates him not reaching his prop, with a projected total of 21.

  • The Prop: Dejounte Murray Under 22.5 Points (-121)

Knicks vs. Hawks Predictions

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Hawks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 216.5, and our model predicts the Hawks and Knicks to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Hawks +2.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook