New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks: NBA Playoffs Game 5 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 2, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 27, 2021, 2:04 AM

The New York Knicks (41-31, 1-3) are 1.5-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 3-1) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Hawks lead the series 3-1. The matchup has a point total of 208.5.

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Knicks vs Hawks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Knicks-1.5-110-110208.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • New York's games this year have gone over the point total for Wednesday's matchup total (208.5 points) in 51.3% of opportunities (39 out of 76 matchups).
  • In 76.3% of Atlanta's games this season (58 of 76), the total points scored was more than Wednesday's 208.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 219.8 points per game, 11.3 points more than the over/under of 208.5 for this game.
  • This matchup's total is 6.9 fewer points than the 215.4 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Knicks have seen a 211.3 over/under in their games this season, 2.8 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Hawks' games have a total points bet of 223.9 points this season, 15.4 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Knicks Betting Data

  • New York beat the spread more often than not this season, going 44-30 against the spread.
  • The Knicks' record against the spread as at least a 1.5-point favorite is above .500 at 20-12.
  • New York has gone over the point total less than half of the time, in 31 of 74 games (41.9%).

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).
  • Reggie Bullock is the top three-point shooter for the Knicks, connecting on 2.5 per game.
  • Nerlens Noel averages 1.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for New York.

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Knicks Last 10 Games

Knicks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalKnicks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/30/2021Hawks113-96 ATLNoAway+9.5204.5475-650PlayoffsNoOver
5/28/2021Hawks105-94 ATLNoAway+13.5202.53300-10000PlayoffsYesUnder
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-55-55-5-0206.7102.2104.5-0.535.4%

Knicks Injuries

Knicks:Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle)

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Hawks Betting Data

  • Atlanta has a winning record against the spread, going 38-36 ATS (covering 51.4% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Hawks have a record ATS of 24-20.
  • In most of Atlanta's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (34 out of 74 games, 45.9%).

Hawks Key Players

  • The Hawks' Trae Young averages enough points (25.3 per game) and assists (9.4 per game) to sit atop the squad's leaderboards.
  • Clint Capela's stat line of 14.3 rebounds, 15.2 points and 0.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Atlanta rebounding leaderboard.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic averages 3.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Hawks.
  • Cam Reddish (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Atlanta while Capela (2.0 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Hawks Last 10 Games

Hawks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHawks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/30/2021Knicks113-96 ATLYesHome-9.5204.5-650475PlayoffsYesOver
5/28/2021Knicks105-94 ATLYesHome-13.5202.5-100003300PlayoffsNoUnder
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-25-55-5-0222.3116.3106+3.334.1%

Hawks Injuries

Hawks:Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles),De'Andre Hunter: Day To Day (Knee),Brandon Goodwin: Out For Season (Illness)

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