Knicks vs. Hawks Sunday Prediction

Knicks vs. Hawks, 2/9/20 NBA Betting Predictions & Odds

The Knicks have won six of their last 10 games but can they pull off a small upset on Sunday evening in Atlanta where they’ll take on the Hawks at 6:00 p.m. ET? New York is currently a 3-point underdog after opening as a 2.5-point dog.

Game Snapshot

547 New York Knicks (+3) at 548 Atlanta Hawks (-3); o/u 226.5

6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 9, 2020

State Farm Arena

Public Betting

According to our NBA Public Betting Chart page, 77% of betting tickets are on the Hawks to cover the spread in this matchup.

New York Knicks Fantasy Spin

Elfrid Payton played 30 minutes in Saturday’s win over the Pistons, finishing with 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and one blocked shot. Payton didn’t have the best game scoring-wise, as shot 4-of-11 from the field and 2-of-4 from the foul line, but he made up for that in other areas. He led the Knicks in rebounds, assists and steals, and was a big reason why New York extended its win streak to four. Payton definitely has fantasy value, as he is the Knicks’ best option at the point, and he’s essentially auditioning for his next contract.

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin

Trae Young (right ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Knicks. He was not able to play on Friday to put Jeff Teague in the starting lineup, but Brandon Goodwin clearly outplayed him. Per the team on Friday,Young got hit in the ankle in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game. He felt tender after that game. He went through shootaround this morning and was fine then didn't feel fine during warmups tonight. If he's out again, Goodwin and Teague will be worth a look.

NBA Prediction

I’m going to take my chances with a Knicks team that has been playing better of late. They’re 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games versus Atlanta and 4-1 against the number in its last five meetings with the Hawks overall. The Knicks have also covered in four straight games, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and have cashed for bettors in five of their last seven games when listed as an underdog. Meanwhile, the Hawks are just 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games as a home favorite and are 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 games as a favorite either home or away.

SUNDAY NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +3

Loading...

NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his ''Mamba'' nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball ...
  • The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue D...
  • B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles - even though he wasn't on those teams.
    Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat ...
  • BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold sinc...
  • Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.
    Storm said her father died at Emory University H...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail The Best NBA Players for the 2019-20 Season This year’s season, even though it had to undergo an indefinite pause due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic, was a big season for the NBA, with...
Thumbnail NBA Criticized for Testing Players NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes to “salvage” the 2019-20 season, but also noted that he does not know if or when the season will resume. Can the league season...
Thumbnail Fears Exist NBA Season Could be Lost According to a report by ESPN.com, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of not return to league play until mid-to-late June. And that’s reportedly...
Thumbnail Bucks still favored to win NBA Finals The NBA is currently in an indefinite hiatus, but oddsmakers and the league still anticipate a 2020 champion being decided at some point, and they see three...
Thumbnail NBA Shutting Down for 30 Days? While league owners have been reportedly encouraging the commissioner to reconsider, Adam Silver says that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus and use the time to...