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Knicks vs. Hawks prediction, odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 20 best bets from proven model

The Atlanta Hawks look to keep things rolling on Friday evening as the Hawks are on a four-game winning streak, improving to 23-22 overall this season. Atlanta is also 12-9 at home, and the Hawks host the New York Knicks in prime time. The Knicks are 25-21 overall with the second-best road record (14-8) in the NBA this season. Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) is questionable for Atlanta, with Mitchell Robinson (thumb) ruled out for New York.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Atlanta as a 2.5-point home favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 229 in the latest Knicks vs.Hawks odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Hawks vs. Knicks match-up, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 45-20 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Hawks and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Hawks vs. Knicks:

Knicks vs. Hawks spread: Hawks -2.5Knicks vs. Hawks over/under: 229 pointsKnicks vs. Hawks money line: Hawks -150, Knicks +126NYK: The Knicks are 16-6 against the spread in road gamesATL: The Hawks are 9-12 against the spread in home gamesKnicks vs. Hawks picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Knicks can cover

New York deploys three players averaging at least 20 points per game, including Julius Randle (24.2 points, 10.7 rebounds) and Jalen Brunson (22.6 points, 6.3 assists). The Knicks rank in the top 10 of the NBA in offensive rating, scoring more than 1.14 points per possession, and New York is in the top four of the league in free throw creation, offensive rebound rate, second-chance points and turnovers per game. 

The Knicks average more than 52 points in the paint per game and, on defense, New York holds opponents to 44.9% from the field. The Knicks are also in the top seven of the league in 3-point defense, 2-point defense, points allowed in the paint and fast break points per game this season.

Why the Hawks can coverDejounte Murray provides Atlanta’s offense with a spark, even if Trae Young (probable) is not at full strength after tweaking his ankle on Wednesday. Murray is averaging 28.3 points per game on 63.5% shooting over the last three contests, and he is averaging 20.6 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game during his first season with the Hawks.

Atlanta is excellent in ball security, committing a turnover on only 12.5% of offensive possessions, and New York creates only 13.3 turnovers per game on defense. The Hawks are also fantastic at the free throw line, making 82.2% of attempts, and Atlanta is in the top 10 in points in the paint, averaging 51.7 per game. With the Hawks also playing above-average defense and hosting the matchup, Nate McMillan’s team is in a strong position.

How to make Hawks vs. Knicks picksSportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 231 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. Hawks? And which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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