Knicks vs Hawks NBA Odds, Picks and Predictions May 30

Updated: May 29, 2021

The Atlanta Hawks landed a haymaker on the New York Knicks in Game 3, gaining a decisive edge in what had been a back-and-forth series. 

Now leading 2-1 and with all the momentum, the Hawks get to finish off their homestand by potentially taking a commanding lead back to Madison Square Garden. 

Let’s break down the odds and see where your best NBA betting value lies with our Knicks vs. Hawks picks and predictions for Sunday, May 30. 

Knicks vs Hawks game info

Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Knicks vs Hawks odds

Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.

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The line opened at Atlanta -5, with the total at 209.5. The spread has shrunk to -4.5, while the total remains unchanged. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Knicks vs Hawks series odds

Knicks: +255
Hawks: -315

Knicks vs Hawks betting preview


Knicks: Mitchell Robinson C (Out).
Hawks: Cam Reddish SF (Out).
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Betting trend to know

Hawks are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games as a favorite, and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games. Find more NBA betting trends for Knicks vs. Hawks.

Against the spread (ATS) pick

It’s tough to have faith in the Knicks right now. With the series knotted, Tom Thibodeau inexplicably started button-mashing and switched up his starting lineup, inserting former Bulls Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson, because, well, Thibs. 

While Rose flourished, scoring 30 points, the Knicks’ second unit went completely flat without him in an awful 13-point second quarter that effectively cost New York the game.

Julius Randle and RJ Barrett were a combined 4-26 from the floor in a depressing offensive display. Randle, in particular, looked lost, playing well outside the flow of the offense and tossing up horrible bricks from just about everywhere. 

Trae Young, once again, was fairly unimpeachable on offense, deconstructing the Knicks off the dribble pretty much at will. Atlanta had a strong, balanced game with seven players in double-figures, collectively shooting 52 percent from the floor and an obscene 59 percent from 3-point range. 

ATL certainly looked like the deeper, more talented team they were touted as coming into this series. Despite being the lower seed, the Hawks righted a sinking ship midseason after Nate McMillan’s hiring, and were generally one of the least-healthy teams in the league this year.

Now they’re at virtually full strength (Cam Reddish’s absence is basically a non-factor with their glut of talented swingmen) and really looked to be clicking in Game 3, while the Knicks were completely rudderless. 

ATL is also riding impressive, large-sample trends in important betting metrics. They’re both 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games as a favorite and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games. We can’t fade them here. 

PREDICTION: Atlanta -4.5 (-110)

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Over/Under pick

It almost feels like a trap to keep mashing Unders in this series, but we can’t help ourselves. 

The Knicks almost took the NBA’s triple crown of Under betting stats this year, playing at the NBA’s slowest pace while allowing the fewest points and scoring the fifth-fewest themselves. Atlanta, despite their many offensive weapons, was an Under-magnet early in the season that books eventually got wise to, but still ended up as the NBA’s eighth-best Under team, with the Knicks third. 

So far, the playoffs haven’t deviated much, with all three games hitting the Under on totals between 212.5 and 214. So, the books did what they do, and adjusted.

But there’s still room here. The total currently sits at 208.5, still well above the 201.3 ppg this series has averaged, with neither of the past two games cracking the 200-point plateau. 

Randle often has to prop up the Knicks offense and he’s been absolutely dreadful in this series, averaging ten fewer ppg than the regular season while shooting a sad 24 percent from the field. The Knicks just don’t have the scoring depth to drive the total if he continues to be off. 

Meanwhile, the Hawks just had one of the best shooting games of any NBA team all season, going 16-27 from distance, and again, the game did not crack 200 points.

These teams were both slowpokes in the regular season but are actually playing at the playoffs’ median pace thus far, suggesting there’s room for the game’s speed to drop as well. Add it all up and this is still a pretty clear Under. 

PREDICTION: Under 208.5 (-110)

Prop pick

Stay tuned for an additional prop pick when markets are live! 

Knicks vs Hawks betting card

  • Atlanta -4.5 (-110)
  • Under 208.5 (-110)

Picks made on 5/29/2021 at 1:20 p.m. ET

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