Knicks At Hawks Game 4: Start Time, TV Schedule, NBA Odds And Playoff Predictions
An action-packed Sunday full of 2021 NBA Playoff games will tip off at 1 p.m. ET when the New York Knicks take on the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks currently hold a one-game advantage in this first-round series, but the Knicks have a chance to even things up with a road victory this afternoon.
Oddsmakers are not favoring New York to accomplish that though, installing the East’s No. 4 seed as a rather sizable 4.5-point underdog for the contest. If Atlanta can come through as chalk and defend its home court, the club will gain a lead that will be tough for the Knicks to overcome.
In the storied history of the NBA Playoffs, only 13 teams have managed to claw back from a 3-1 series deficit in any round. It isn’t impossible, however, as the Nuggets not only became the most recent team to accomplish the feat last year, but also managed to do it twice in a row on their way to a Western Conference Finals berth.
The Knicks will want to avoid falling in that hole altogether though, which means they must do a better job containing Hawks superstar Trae Young. The third-year guard is averaging an impressive 27.7 points on 49% from the field and 44% from deep while chipping in over 10 assists per game in this series. Young’s signature moment came at the end of Game 1, when he crossed up his defenders before sinking a demoralizing floater to give Atlanta the victory.
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Even if New York can bottle up Young, it will still find it difficult to win today unless its own star, Julius Randle—the league’s Most Improved Player—steps his play up. The forward is only contributing a concerning 14.7 points on a mere 24% shooting. He’s also struggling with turnovers, coughing up the rock almost five times a game in this series. Considering Randle averaged nearly 10 more points and connected on over 20% more of his field goal attempts during the regular season, it has been a disappointing three-game stretch for Randle to say the least.
With that in mind, read on for a full Game 4 viewing guide. You can find the schedule, start time, TV channel, live stream site, updated odds, picks, predictions and more for this Hawks-Knicks contest. Don’t forget to check out the latest 2021 NBA Playoff bracket as well, which shows the current standings, results and upcoming contest in each series.
2021 NBA Playoff Bracket
Today’s NBA Schedule
Sunday, May 30
All Times ET
Knicks at Hawks, 1:00 p.m on ABC / WatchESPN
Suns at Lakers, 3:30 p.m. on ABC / WatchESPN
Nets at Celtics, 7:00 p.m. on TNT / WatchTNT
Clippers at Mavericks, 9:30 p.m. on TNT / WatchTNT
No 4. New York Knicks vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks
Game 4 Viewing Guide
Date and Start Time: The Knicks will visit the Hawks on Sunday, May 30th with the opening tip-off set for 1 p.m. ET.
TV: You can watch Sunday’s Knicks at Hawks clash on ABC. Mark Jones, Doris Burke and Cassidy Hubbarth will work as the announcers for the game.
Live Stream: This 2021 NBA Playoffs contest will be live streamed on the WatchESPN website and suite of apps.
Series Standing: Atlanta leads the opening round of its Eastern Conference Playoffs matchup with New York by a 2-1 margin. The Hawks won a thriller on the road in Game 1 to start the series, but couldn’t parlay momentum into a Game 2 victory. The Knicks evened things up in that contest before the series shifted to Atlanta, where the Hawks recently got revenge in Game 3 on Friday.
Here is the full list of scores from the previous three games and the upcoming schedule for the remainder of this series:
Scores And Schedule
Game 1: Hawks 107, Knicks 105*
Game 2: Knicks 101, Hawks 92
Game 3: Hawks 105, Knicks 94
Game 4: Sunday, May 30, 1 p.m. ET
Game 5: Wednesday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 6*: Friday, June 4, TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, June 6, TBD
ESPN Stats & Info pointed out that Trae Young has joined an elite fraternity while dominating his first three career playoff games:
Knicks vs. Hawks Betting Overview
Game 4 Odds
Spread: ATL -5
Oddsmakers have been shifting the spread around slightly since opening it with the Hawks laying 4.5 points, most recently moving the line to five. This is because Atlanta is a huge public favorite right now, drawing over two-thirds (67%) of all bets made against the spread for Game 4. The Knicks are gaining some ground in regards to the handle, however, as sharps leaning towards the ‘dog have helped New York generate 45% of the cash wagered.
Total: Over/Under 209 points
The public almost evenly split on this total. The over currently holds a narrow advantage in terms of tickets written at 54%, but the larger bettors are leaning towards the under. This is evidenced by 54% of the handle coming in on that side of the total. Shops haven’t tinkered with this number much, dropping it down just a half-point off the opening mark.
Moneyline: ATL -200, NYK +165
Bettors will need to risk $2 to win $1 on a Hawks victory in Game 4 irrespective to the spread. It’s not an impressive return, which is why many casual players hoping for a big payout have been backing the underdog Knicks and their +165 moneyline. The wise guys like Atlanta at this price though, as the squad—which has generated just 54% of bets—is garnering 75% of the handle.
The Hawks are unsurprisingly favored to close out this series after building a lead heading into Game 4. Bookmakers feel the most likely outcome is Atlanta winning by a 4-2 margin, installing that outcome at +195 odds. A 4-1 Hawks victory is considered nearly as likely at +210, while the most likely scenario for a Knicks win is in seven games, which has +400 odds of occurring.
Regardless of which team advances, the odds are against them making much noise in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The Hawks have the best chance of winning the Eastern Conference Finals at a meager +3000, while the Knicks are a huge longshot at +10000. Atlanta’s odds of winning a title are even tougher at +5500, while bookies consider it almost impossible for the New York to win the NBA Finals at +19000 odds.
Here are all the series lines and future prices for the Knicks and Hawks, plus a prediction on which team will advance and in how many games: