Tug of war: knicks head coach Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr strips Daniel Brady over…………………..

Tug of war: knicks head coach Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr strips Daniel Brady over…………………..

The Atlanta Hawks (26-34) visit the New York Knicks (36-25) on Tuesday night. Tip from Madison Square Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Hawks vs. Knicks odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

Season series: Knicks lead 2-0

The Hawks have lost back-to-back games after losing 114-102 to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and failing to cover as 1-point road favorites. F Saddiq Bey scored a team-high 23 points and the Hawks got double-doubles from G Dejounte Murray (20 points, 11 assists) and C Clint Capela (11 points, 10 rebounds). Atlanta shot 42.5% from the field in the loss.

The Knicks snapped a 2-game losing streak with a 107-98 win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Sunday to cover as 4.5-point underdogs. G Donte DiVincenzo scored a game-high 28 points while G Josh Hart had a triple-double (13 points, 19 rebounds, 10 assists). New York shot 48.8% from the field in the win.

Two dominant guards in Jalen Brunson and Trae Young are getting ready to go toe-to-toe. The New York Knicks will be playing at home against the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Coming in fresh off a victory as the underdog, the Knicks will stroll into this one as the favorite.

The defenses reigned supreme when the Knicks and the Cavaliers played on Sunday, rewarding bettors who took the risk on the low 208.5-point over/under. New York came out on top against the Cavaliers by a score of 107-98.

The Knicks can attribute much of their success to Josh Hart, who dropped a triple-double on 13 points, 19 rebounds, and ten assists, and Donte DiVincenzo, who scored 28 points along with six rebounds and three steals. Hart hasn’t dropped below ten rebounds for three straight games.

Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored the Hawks last Saturday, but the final result did not. They fell 114-102 to Brooklyn. The Hawks got off to an early lead (up 13 with 1:47 left in the first quarter), but sadly they weren’t able to maintain that momentum.

New York’s win bumped their record up to 36-25. As for Atlanta, their defeat was their third straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 26-34.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: The Knicks haven’t given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 12.3 turnovers per game. However, it’s not like the Hawks struggle in that department as they’ve been averaging only 12.6 turnovers per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

The Knicks came out on top in a nail-biter against the Hawks when the teams last played back in November of 2023, sneaking past 116-114. Will the Knicks repeat their success, or do the Hawks have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.

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