Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 2 5/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 2 5/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Knicks are hosting once again the Atlanta Hawks at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 19:30 ET in Game 2 of this Eastern quarterfinal between the 4th and 5th-best teams of the conference. The opening game was a close and exciting one and was decided in the final seconds of the game by Trae Young’s buzzer beater that gave the Hawks the victory. The Hawks now have both the 1-0 lead in the series and have stolen the home court advantage off the Knicks. 

New York had a 41-31 record in the regular season and were 45-26-1 against the spread and 32-40 in over/under. They are coming off a home defeat against the Hawks with a 105-107 score. Julius Randle struggled mightily in this one, shooting just 6-23 from the field for 15 points. He only dished 4 assists but grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. Alec Burks led the team with 27 points off the bench.

Randle leads the team in scoring with 24.1 ppg, in boards grabbed with 10.2 and in dimes with 6 per game. RJ Barrett follows with 17.6 ppg and 5.8 boards per game. 

New York lead the league defensively, allowing 104.7 ppg but they have the fifth-worse offense with 107 ppg. They have a 45.6% field goal percentage and have the third-best 3-point percentage with 39.2%. They are 1-3 against the spread in their previous four matches. Under is 5-1 in their previous six matches.  

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Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 2 Predictions 5/26/2021

Atlanta had a 41-31 record in the regular season and were 39-32-1 against the spread and 35-37 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Knicks with a 107-105 score. Trae Young went nuts in his playoff debut with 32 points, 7 rebounds and a game-high 10 assists. He also made the winning basket of the game. 

He leads the team both in scoring with 25.3 ppg and in dimes made with 9.4 per game. John Collins adds 17.6 ppg and 7.4 boards per game. 

Atlanta average 113.7 ppg offensively and allow 111.4 ppg on defense. They have a 46.8% field goal percentage and a 37.3% 3-point percentage. They are 3-0 against the spread in their previous three matches. Under is 4-0 in their previous four matches. 

Knicks lead the Hawks 3-1 wins so far this season and are 2-1 at home. They are 6-1-1 against the spread in their previous eight matchups. Over is 5-2 in their previous seven matchups. The Knicks are 25-12 at home, while the Hawks are 17-20 on the road. The Knicks are just too good to drop a second straight home game, especially in front of a full crowd, so pick the Knicks with -2 today. 

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Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 2 5/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:30 ET 

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

TV: RDS2 / TSN / BSN / TNT / MSG

NBA Odds/Point Spread: New York Knicks -2

NBA Totals: +213

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