There is so much basketball on this afternoon and tonight that we just didn’t know which games to pick. So, we came across the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks, and figured why not give this one a shot. Both teams have endured difficult seasons, with the Hawks sitting in the midst of an eight-game losing streak. This is why we have to back the Knicks on the road despite just their nine wins away from home.
Knicks trying to finally reach 10 road wins
New York has yet to hit the 10-win plateau this season while playing on the road. They can finally reach that mark if they secure a victory over the host Hawks on Saturday night at the Philips Arena. New York is just 3-7 in their last 10 games played and come into this game having lost their previous contest. This is the fourth meeting between the two teams this season, with the Knicks winning two of the first three games played.
Hawks struggling incredibly right now home and away
Atlanta is in the middle of an eight-game losing streak, are 2-8 in their last 10 games played, and have dropped to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. They are just 2.5 games ahead of the Detroit Pistons, who are breathing down their necks and their last game played was against the Pistons. It was a 115-107 loss. Atlanta is quickly losing its playoff positioning and if they don’t secure a win soon, they could be in a ton of trouble.
Despite playing better right now than the Hawks, the Knicks are underdogs on the road by 2.5 points at Sportsbook.ag. Since the line does not favor the Knicks, but we think they will win this game, we will back them with 10 percent of our bankroll to beat the OVER 202 total points scored at -110 tonight.