Knicks at Hawks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/20/23

Atlanta Hawks (23-22) vs New York Knicks (25-21)

Game Info: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks invade the State Farm Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

The New York Knicks have been in fine form as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting beaten by the Wizards in a 116-105 loss on Wednesday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 32 points, RJ Barrett added 21 points while Julius Randle tallied 14 points with 15 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Knicks shot just 41 percent from the field and seven of 26 from the 3-point line, but they allowed the Wizards to get off to a flyer and they were always trailing after allowing 35 points in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in great shape as they’ve won six of their last eight games and they will be gunning for a fifth straight win after beating the Mavericks in a 130-122 road win on Wednesday. Dejounte Murray led the team with 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists, John Collins added 19 points while Trae Young chipped in with 18 points and 12 assists. As a team, the Hawks shot 57 percent from the field and 13 of 26 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 40 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they used a 16-6 run in the fourth quarter to pull away and escape with the narrow victory.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 26-7 ATS in their last 33 road games, 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning record. The Hawks are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games following a win and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games against a team with a winning road record.

Head to head, the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall and the Knicks are 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Atlanta.

The Knicks could be shorthanded here as Mitchell Robinson could sit out after leaving Wednesday’s game with a sprained thumb, while the Hawks don’t have a single player listed on the injury report. The betting trends favor the Knicks, but they’ve cooled off a bit with a couple of losses on the trot, so I’d rather go with the Hawks to get their fifth straight victory in this spot.

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Peter’s Pick Atlanta -2.5

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