New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks: NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 26, 2021

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The New York Knicks (41-31, 0-1) are 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 1-0) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Hawks lead the series 1-0. The matchup's over/under is set at 213.5.

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Knicks vs Hawks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Knicks-2.5-105-115213.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • New York's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday's matchup over/under (213.5 points) in 29 out of 73 opportunities (39.7% of matchups).
  • In 69.9% of Atlanta's games this season (51 of 73), the total points scored was more than Wednesday's 213.5-point over/under.
  • The Knicks average 107 points per game against the Hawks' 113.6, totaling 7.1 points over the game's over/under of 213.5.
  • This game's total is 2.6 fewer points than the 216.1 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Knicks have seen a 211.8 average over/under in their games this season, 1.7 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 11.4 points separates the average total points bet in Hawks' games (224.9 points) and this game's over/under (213.5 points).

Knicks Betting Data

  • New York holds a solid record against the spread this year, going 42-29 ATS.
  • The Knicks' record against the spread as at least a 2.5-point favorite is above .500 at 16-11.
  • New York and its opponents have hit the over in only 42.3% of games (30 out of 71 matchups).

Knicks Key Players

  • Julius Randle leads the Knicks in scoring (24.1 points per game), rebounding (10.2 per game) and assisting (6.0 per game).
  • The Knicks are led by Reggie Bullock from long distance. He makes 2.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Nerlens Noel racks up 1.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

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Knicks Last 10 Games

Knicks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalKnicks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/11/2021Lakers101-99 LALYesAway-3.5193.5-225180Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-45-55-5-0211.7106.8104.9-4.333%

Knicks Injuries

Knicks:Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle),Nerlens Noel: Day To Day (Ankle)

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Hawks Betting Data

  • Atlanta has a 37-34 record against the spread, covering in 52.1% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Hawks have fared well, going 22-17 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Atlanta's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (33 out of 71 games, 46.5%).

Hawks Key Players

  • Trae Young racks up 25.3 points and adds 9.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Hawks' leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Clint Capela is at the top of the Atlanta rebounding leaderboard with 14.3 rebounds per game. He also racks up 15.2 points and adds 0.8 assists per game.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is the top scorer from deep for the Hawks, hitting 3.3 threes per game.
  • Atlanta's leader in steals is Cam Reddish with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Capela with 2.0 per game.

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Hawks Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHawks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/10/2021Wizards125-124 ATLYesHome-7.5240.5-1200750Regular SeasonNoOver
Hawks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-45-5-0229.4118.8110.6+5.135%

Hawks Injuries

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

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