NBA Betting Previews: Young, Hawks Look To Break .500 Against Knicks

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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TNT Game 1: Atlanta Hawks (35-36, 29-41 ATS) @ New York Knicks (30-41, 33-38 ATS)

Lines/News: The Hawks are favored by 1.5 points and last played Sunday, as did the Knicks. The O/U is 225.5. The Knicks won the previous meeting at Atlanta 117-108 on January 15. Atlanta is 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games and coming off a loss.  New York is 5-5 straight up over their last 10 games and also coming off a loss. The Hawks are 37-34 to the Over this year and the Knicks 35-35.

Hawks Trends: The Hawks are 1-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games. The Hawks are 1-5 ATS against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in their last six games there. The Over is 2-6 in Hawks games in their last eight games.

Knicks Trends: The Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games but 1-7 ATS at home in their last eight. The Over is 9-1 in Knicks games after the last 10 games that were Under the points total, as is the case here tonight.

Player Trends: Atlanta Hawks Trae Young (O/U 9.5 Assists) recorded 10+ assists in six of his last seven (85.71%) games (avg. 10.9) and seven of his last eight (87.5%) games after a loss (avg. 10.9 per gm). He recorded 10+ assists in four of his last five (80%) games against a team with a losing record. (avg. 10.8)

New York Knicks RJ Barrett (O/U 24.5 points) has scored 25+ points in seven of his 28 (25%) games at home this season (avg. 19.0). He’s scored 25+ points in five of his 18 (27.78%) games against a bottom 10 defense this season such as the Hawks (avg. 18.7)  and in four of his 12 (33.33%) games overall (avg. 25.92).

TNT Game 2: Los Angeles Clippers (36-37, 36-37 ATS) @ Denver Nuggets (42-30, 32-39-1 ATS)

Lines/News: Nuggets are favored by six. The O/U is 222. In the previous meeting, at Denver, the Nuggets prevailed 130-128 (January 19). The Clippers are 4-6 straight up over their last 10 games with a three-game losing streak. The Nuggets are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games with a two-game losing streak. The Clippers are 33-38-2 to the Over this year and the Nuggets 38-33-2. The Clippers last played on Friday, the Nuggets on Sunday.

Clippers Trends: The Clippers are 19-18-1 ATS on the road this season and 1-4 ATS as underdogs in their last five games. They are 6-2 ATS against the Nuggets in their last eight games versus them.

Nuggets Trends: The Nuggets are 13-21 ATS at home this season and 1-4 ATS as favorites in their last 5 games. The Over is 4-0-1 in the Nuggets’ last five games.