I’d do that trade-off 10 times out of 10.
Sure, we all know the ceiling Reddish has but whether or not he realizes his full potential is up to him and the Knicks’ developmental staff.
Even if he doesn’t become ‘baby Paul Geoge’ as some are calling him, this trade may mean more than what meets the eye…
*cough Zion cough*
The Knicks winning tonight’s game would solidify a better season record against Atlanta for the 2nd season in a row.
Here are your Best Bets for tonight’s New York Knicks game
It’s about the small victories. Next time it’ll be the Knicks eliminating the Hawks from the playoffs.
- Knicks: +2 (-115)
- Hawks: -2 (-105)
- Knicks: +110
- Hawks: -130
- 214 (Over: -110/Under: -110)
The public is slamming the Knicks…which could be a bad Or a good thing.
The spread started at Knicks +3.5 this morning and has since dwindled down to just +2 with -115 odds.
Vegas is begging us to take Atlanta here.
The Moneyline for the Knicks was at +125 earlier today, but as you can see, it’s all the way down to +110 now.
The Over/Under is a bit wonky in this one, as it’s dropped from 214 down to 212.5, but as this is being written it’s back up to 214.
As far as injuries, the Knicks are of course without Derrick Rose. Kemba Walker has also been ruled out alongside their newest addition, Cam Reddish.
Atlanta is likely to be without Clint Capela as he didn’t play last night against The Heat, but we should receive some clarity on the matter later on today.
As I just mentioned, Atlanta played Miami last night and suffered a brutal loss in a rather close contest up until the final couple of minutes.
So they’ll be tired but angry coming into this one.
An interesting bit of information to consider is that Atlanta currently has a record of 3-4 when playing on back-to-back nights.
New York hasn’t played since Wednesday, so they’re obviously the more well-rested team.
The Knicks have a record of 5-2 when playing on 2 full days of rest on the season.
Atlanta is literally tied for being the worst team in the league at covering their spreads with Portland this year while the Knicks rank 18th.
Granted, 18th isn’t so great but it’s a whole lot better than dead last.
New York as we know have been ‘Under’ Dogs (lol) this year, doing so 59.5% of the time which is 5th in the league.
Atlanta is on the other end of the spectrum, with an ‘Over’ record of 21-20 (51.2%) on the year, ranking 11th.
That said, the Knicks’ defense as of late has been a top 5 unit and Atlanta has pretty much sucked.
I think the immovable object beats the unstoppable force here and the Knicks’ defense gets the better of the high-octane offense of Trae Young and friends.
Final Verdict: I’ll be honest. I took Knicks +3 and Under 214 earlier today but teased them both 6 points.
I don’t know why but I’m scared of this one. Don’t be me.
In my gut, I truly feel like the Knicks win this one outright. especially since the line moved so much this morning.
Take the Knicks’ Moneyline with confidence before it dips any further and if you really wanna take the O/U, go with the Under here.
When the Knicks played a fully healthy Atlanta team back in November just after Thanksgiving, they beat them 99-90.
A similar result should occur.