New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 4 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated May 30, 2021

RJ Barrett, Knicks, 2021

Entering Game 4 Sunday, the Knicks are 18-7-1 against the spread in the last 26 games in Atlanta.

New York
41-31
AT
May 30, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
State Farm Arena
Atlanta
41-31
Pointspread +5 -105
Moneyline +175
Over / Under o +208

43%

Betting Action

57%

Pointspread -5 -115
Moneyline -210
Over / Under u +208

43%

Betting Action

57%

The Atlanta Hawks felt right at home in Game 3, beating the New York Knicks 105-94 behind a stellar performance from Trae Young. Game 4 will also be played at the State Farm Arena again where the Hawks are 26-11 on the year. With the series tipping in the Hawks favor at 2-1, will they put the Knicks in a 3-1 hole or will New York even things up?

Knicks vs. Hawks NBA Playoff Odds

The Knicks are 13-4 ATS in their past 17 games on the road. They are 28-18-2 ATS as a dog this season but are just 20-28 SU in those contests.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six postseason games when coming in as the favorite. They are 29-12 in that role overall and 24-17 ATS in those contests.

New York Knicks

Julius Randle was an All-Star this season but he was yet a no-show for the Knicks in Game 3. It was the third straight game that he had awful shooting numbers as he was just two-for-15 from the field. RJ Barrett was also a non-factor with just seven points on two-for-nine shooting. Those two players have been the building blocks for the Knicks all season long and when they don’t play well, the team doesn’t usually win.

The only positive takeaway from Game 3 was the fantastic performance from Derrick Rose. Rose was thrown into the starting lineup and finished with 30 points and five assists. This team needs help from somewhere else, though.

Alec Burks was a big surprise in Game 1 with 27 points but he has just 19 in Games 2 and 3 combined. This team needs more from their young stars and some points somewhere else. They’ve scored 105 or less in each game and that’s simply not going to work if they hope to advance.

Atlanta Hawks

Despite only being up by one game in this series, it seems like the Hawks have all the momentum. Home-court advantage seemed to really help out their shooting numbers as the team shot 51.9 percent from the field and 59.3 percent from behind the arc.

Considering the Knicks were the league’s best defensive team, this was big. Young dropped 21 points and 14 assists after being berated by the fans in Madison Square Garden in the first two games while Clint Capela had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Every single starter for the Hawks ended up in double digits in scoring and had a positive plus minus. This team doesn’t seem to be affected by the bright lights like Randle and others have been, and we knew that going into the series, that would be the definitive story. Unless something drastically changes in Game 4, the Hawks should move ahead 3-1.

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