Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Knicks are hosting the Atlanta Hawks at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 19:30 ET in Game 5 of this Eastern first rounder between the fourth and fifth best teams of the conference. The Knicks are with their backs against the wall in this win-or-go-home game for them. The Hawks won both home games and have a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. They need only one win in the next three matches in order to advance to the conference semifinals and face the winner of the 76ers vs Wizards matchup. 

The Knicks finished the regular season with a 41-31 record and were 45-26-1 against the spread and 32-40 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against Atlanta with a 96-113 score. Julius Randle finally bounced back, leading the team in scoring with 23 points, in rebounding with 10 and in assists made with 7. RJ Barrett added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. 

Derrick Rose leads the team both in scoring in the postseason with 22.8 ppg and in assists made with 5, adding 4.3 rebounds per game. Julius Randle adds 16.8 ppg, 4.3 assists and a team-high 11.3 rebounds per game. 

The Knicks have the third-worse offense in the postseason with 99 ppg, but the fifth-best defense, allowing 104.3 ppg. They have the second-worse field goal percentage with 40.3% and a 32.8% 3-point percentage. They are 1-4 against the spread in their previous five matches. Under is 7-2 in their previous nine matches.  

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Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 Predictions 6/2/2021

The Hawks finished the regular season with a 41-31 record and were 39-32-1 against the spread and 35-37 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against the Knicks with a 113-96 score. They had three players with 21+ points, led by Trae Young with 27. He also added a game-high 9 dimes, while John Collins added 22 points and 8 boards. 

Young leads the team both in scoring in the postseason with 27.5 ppg and in assists made with 10 per game. Bojan Bogdanovic adds 15.8 ppg, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. 

The Hawks have the fifth-worse offense in the postseason with 104.3 ppg but the third-best defense, allowing 99 ppg. They have a 44.8% field goal percentage and a 38.2% 3-point percentage. They are 5-1 against the spread in their previous six matches. Under is 6-1 in their previous seven matches. 

The Knicks lead the Hawks 4-3 wins so far this season and are 3-1 at home. Hawks are 3-1 against the spread in their previous four matchups. Under is 3-1 in their previous four matchups. The Knicks are 26-12 at home, while the Hawks are 17-21 on the road. Madison Square Garden will be full again today and expect the Knicks to take advantage of that and win by more than 2 points today. 

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Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Game 5 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:30 ET 

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

TV: TNT, MSG, BSSE-TL

NBA Odds/Point Spread: New York Knicks -1.5

NBA Totals: +208

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