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MUST-BET Hawks vs. Knicks NBA Player Props & Betting Picks Today | 3/22/22




The Knicks will look to close out their short homestand on a positive note as they won their first game but fell to the Jazz on Sunday. They can sweep their series with Atlanta and win their eighth consecutive regular season game against the Hawks; they just need to hold off Trae Young. New York will need to do it all without Julius Randle, as he is out for tonight’s game with a quad injury. Nerlens Noel is also out of the Knicks front court, so more scoring pressure will be on R.J. Barrett and Evan Fournier from the outside. The Knicks are the last team in the Eastern conference standings yet to be eliminated from the playoffs.

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The Hawks are holding on to the 10th spot heading into tonight’s game despite a rotation of injuries. John Collins remains out, and now the Hawks could be without Bogdan Bogdanovic with a finger injury. Lou Williams is also out, and Kevin Huerter will play — although he left last game against the Grizzlies with an injury. Like most of the season, it all falls on Young, but he’s been stellar against the Knicks despite losing those games. The Hawks have still won six of their last 10 heading into Madison Square Garden.

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NBA Player Props & Picks Today | Hawks vs. Knicks

Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Madison Square Garden — New York, N.Y.
Coverage: TNT

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Knicks Moneyline: +140 (Caesars)

Why mess with a good thing? The Knicks have the Hawks’ number, both this year and dating back to last season. Any little continuity from these two years has carried over enough for the Hawks to still struggle against Tom Thibodeau’s team. The lack of Randle hurts the Knicks, but the Hawks are in their own state of disarray, as even Young was a game-time decision on Sunday. Injury — be it someone sitting or playing through it — is the storyline here, which may simply favor the home team.

The Knicks will dictate tempo and keep this lower scoring, eventually taking out everyone else except Young. The lack of any true interior presence — especially on the glass — without Collins will crush the Hawks. To make matters even worse, the Hawks have failed to cover the spread in six consecutive road games. It is better to play the moneyline and sacrifice the 1.5 points.

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R.J. Barrett Under 6.5 Rebounds: +110 (DraftKings)

OddsShopper has two sorting tools — xROI and xWin — so finding a sweet spot in each game should be the goal. Barrett staying under 6.5 rebounds may be a sweat, but this is the best bet for ROI on the board. Awesemo’s projection has Barrett at 5.8 rebounds tonight, combined with the 34% xROI. OddsShopper is also giving this play a 64% chance of hitting. Barrett is averaging six rebounds over the 10 games he has played in March.

De’Andre Hunter Over 14.5 Points: +100 (DraftKings)

It can’t all be Trae Young, as someone else on the Hawks can potentially feast on a weaker Knicks team, be it on the wing or taking it to the basket. OddsShopper loves De’Andre Hunter as that player, especially with an even-money return on this NBA prop bet. Awesemo’s projection has Hunter finishing with 17 points, nearly a full possession over the total. OddsShopper has a 64% chance of this hitting, along with a 29% xROI. Hunter went over the above total in two of his last four games but did see plenty of volume in the games where he came up short.

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Evan Fournier Over 16.5 Points: -105 (DraftKings)

As consistent as the Knicks have been against the Hawks, so has Fournier when it comes to scoring. The Knicks guard has notched at least 18 points in seven of his last eight games against Atlanta and stands to have another strong performance tonight. This game doesn’t need to be a shootout, nor does Fournier need to have a gigantic night for this prop to hit — he’s been deadly from 3 and should see increased shot volume without Randle. A same-game parlay with Fournier over his points and five-plus made 3s is certainly not out of the question, but this is the best way to attack his NBA player props against the Hawks.

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