Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 28, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

The Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 1-1) are 4-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks (41-31, 1-1) at State Farm Arena on Friday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The series is tied 1-1. The point total for the matchup is 211.5.

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Hawks vs Knicks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Hawks-4-110-110211.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Atlanta's games this year have gone over the point total for Friday's matchup over/under (211.5 points) in 70.3% of opportunities (52 out of 74 matchups).
  • In 45.9% of New York's games this season (34 of 74), the total points scored was greater than Friday's 211.5-point over/under.
  • The over/under for the game of 211.5 is 8.7 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Hawks (113.3 points per game) and the Knicks (106.9 points per game).
  • The 215.7 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 4.2 more than the 211.5 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the Hawks have seen a 224.5 over/under in their games this season, 13.0 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • This season the average over/under for the Knicks' games is 211.5 points, matching the total points bet (211.5 points) for this contest.

Hawks Betting Data

  • Atlanta holds a winning record against the spread this year, going 37-35 ATS.
  • The Hawks have fared well as a 4-point favorite, going 17-12 against the spread when favored by at least 4 points.
  • Atlanta routinely does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 33 of 72 games (45.8%).

Hawks Key Players

  • Trae Young leads the Hawks in scoring (25.3 points per game) and assisting (9.4 assists per game).
  • Atlanta's rebounding leader is Clint Capela, who averages 14.3 per game.
  • The Hawks are led by Bogdan Bogdanovic from long distance. He hits 3.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Atlanta's steals leader is Cam Reddish, who collects 1.3 per game. Capela leads the team averaging 2.0 blocks a contest.

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Hawks Last 10 Games

Hawks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHawks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/26/2021Knicks101-92 NYYesAway-3.5209.5-175145PlayoffsNoUnder
5/23/2021Knicks107-105 ATLYesAway-2.5204.5-160135PlayoffsNoOver
5/16/2021Rockets124-95 ATLYesHome-12.5237.5-1200750Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/2021Magic116-93 ATLYesHome-22.5211.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/12/2021Wizards120-116 ATLYesHome-3.5231.5-200165Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-44-6-0225.7117.6108.1+4.235%

Hawks Injuries

Hawks:Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles),Brandon Goodwin: Out For Season (Illness)

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Knicks Betting Data

  • New York has a 43-29 record against the spread, covering in 59.7% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Knicks have a record ATS of 8-5.
  • New York has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 41.7% of matchups this year (30 out of 72 opportunities).

Knicks Key Players

  • Julius Randle holds the top spot on the Knicks leaderboards for scoring (24.1 per game), rebounds (10.2 per game), and assists (6.0 per game).
  • Reggie Bullock averages 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Knicks.
  • Nerlens Noel is at the top of the New York steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.1 steals per game and 2.2 blocks per game.

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Knicks Last 10 Games

Knicks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalKnicks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/26/2021Hawks101-92 NYNoHome+3.5209.5145-175PlayoffsYesUnder
5/23/2021Hawks107-105 ATLNoHome+2.5204.5135-160PlayoffsYesOver
5/16/2021Celtics96-92 NYYesHome-15.5197.5-50001350Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/15/2021Hornets118-109 NYYesHome-14.5215.5-30001250Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Spurs102-98 NYYesHome-3.5200.5-190155Regular SeasonYesUnder
Knicks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-45-54-6-0209.1104.7104.4-2.133.2%

Knicks Injuries

Knicks:Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle)

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