NBA Playoffs -- Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks

Play Time: Sunday,May 30 2021 13:00

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NBA Playoffs -- Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Pick and Prediction

 

The Atlanta Hawks will look to go up 3-1 when they take on the New York Knicks in the fourth game of their first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs.

 

In the last game of the series, the Hawks pulled away in the second quarter and eventually eased to a 105-94 win.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Pick and Prediction

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks' victory in Game 3 came about because of their phenomenal second-quarter performance. They caused 24-second violations in defense, forced turnovers and outscored the New York Knicks 29-13 in that quarter. They now have another game at home to take a 3-1 series lead and move to within a win of reaching the next round. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 39.8 percent shooting. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Pick and Prediction

 

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have an incredible defense, but their offense has not always been up to the mark. They were ranked 23rd in the league in offensive rating during the regular season, something that has carried forward into the playoffs as well. The New York Knicks are averaging 100 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game.

 

 

Prediction

The Atlanta Hawks have largely outplayed the New York Knicks in this series. They are taking advantage of the Knicks' defensive lapses and have not allowed them to gain any momentum. However, New York will contain Trae Young in the Atlanta offense and force other players to step up for the Hawks. So expect the New York Knicks may try their best to win this game.

 

Ben's Prediction: New York Knicks +4.5

 

 

 

 

 

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