The New York Knicks will host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at the world’s most famous arena in what feels like a statement game for both teams.
The Knicks are a somewhat predicted 3-3 to start the year after beating three subpar teams and losing to three bona fide playoff teams. While the Knicks were in a position to win games against Memphis and Cleveland, they ultimately fell short as they were unable to keep up with Ja Morant and Donovan Mitchell’s heroic late-game efforts.
After all these years, it looks like the Knicks have finally found their point guard in Jalen Brunson, and Julius Randle appears to be having a bounce-back season. However, we are still waiting to see RJ Barrett really have that ‘I’m worth the $120 million deal’ performance, and I would be lying if I said that I was not frustrated.
The Hawks are 4-3 and the new Atlanta backcourt is looking strong. Trae Young is averaging 29 points and 9.7 assists while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20 points, 7.6 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game. Will these guys be too much for New York to handle?
Atlanta is on a two-game losing streak after falling to a Toronto Raptors team that was missing Fred VanVleet. Look for the Hawks to try and take out their frustration against the Knicks, as we know how much Trae Young loves to play against New York.
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Odds, Spread, Over/Under
The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have New York as the -2.5 favorite with the team -108 to cover. The Knicks are -130 on the moneyline and the Hawks are +110. The over/under is set for 233 points.
Knicks Projected Starting Lineup Tonight
- Jalen Brunson
- Evan Fournier
- RJ Barrett
- Julius Randle
- Mitchell Robinson
Knicks Injury Report
The Hawks will be without starting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. Quentin Grimes will make his regular season debut for the Knicks.
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction
Both teams will be looking to end their frustrations and come out with a win. With that being said, I expect a close game up until the final whistle, but with the New York Knicks finishing on top with a win.
I am going to keep a close eye on the point guard battle tonight between Jalen Brunson and Trae Young. Neither one is known for their defense, so I am predicting them to go at each other all night on the offensive end.
I do think this game will hit the over as New York has been woeful guarding the perimeter and Trae Young loves to shoot from behind the arc. I’ll be taking the Knicks moneyline and the over.
New York 117, Atlanta 111
What channel is the New York Knicks game on?
New York-Atlanta can be found on MSG Network. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Live Stream
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Knicks Next Game and Schedule
New York will travel to Philadelphia for their next game on Friday and will have some difficult matchups to follow.
Nov. 4 at Philadelphia
Nov. 5 vs Boston
Nov. 7 at Minnesota
Nov. 9 at Brooklyn
On Monday, the Sixers were docked two second-round picks by the NBA for tampering. The Knicks' Jalen Brunson punishment could be on the horizon.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.