Through 3 Quarters

A victory for the New York Knicks would push them over .500, and after three quarters they have put themselves in a good position to make this happen. Sitting on a score of 85-77, they have looked like the better squad out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play.

Power forward Julius Randle has led the way so far for the Knicks, as he has 20 points and seven assists along with four rebounds. Randle does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.

The Atlanta Hawks have been led by point guard Trae Young, who so far has 20 points and four assists.

Atlanta has lost 95% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

New York @ Atlanta

Current Records: New York 21-21; Atlanta 17-24

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks are getting right back to it as they host the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 15 at State Farm Arena. New York will be strutting in after a win while the Hawks will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Atlanta was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Friday as they fell 124-118 to the Miami Heat. Atlanta's loss shouldn't obscure the performances of point guard Trae Young, who had 24 points and nine assists, and small forward De'Andre Hunter, who had 20 points along with three blocks.

A well-balanced attack led New York over the Dallas Mavericks every single quarter on their way to victory on Wednesday. New York put the hurt on Dallas with a sharp 108-85 victory. The Knicks relied on the efforts of small forward R.J. Barrett, who had 32 points in addition to seven rebounds, and center Mitchell Robinson, who dropped a double-double on 19 points and ten boards.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Hawks are expected to win a tight contest Saturday. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past four games, so buyers beware.

Atlanta is now 17-24 while New York sits at 21-21. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Atlanta has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.90% from the floor on average, which is the fourth highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. New York's defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.80%, which places them fourth in the league.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: Bally Sports - Southeast
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.58

Odds

The Hawks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Hawks slightly, as the game opened with the Hawks as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New York have won 15 out of their last 28 games against Atlanta.

  • Dec 25, 2021 - New York 101 vs. Atlanta 87
  • Nov 27, 2021 - New York 99 vs. Atlanta 90
  • Jun 02, 2021 - Atlanta 103 vs. New York 89
  • May 30, 2021 - Atlanta 113 vs. New York 96
  • May 28, 2021 - Atlanta 105 vs. New York 94
  • May 26, 2021 - New York 101 vs. Atlanta 92
  • May 23, 2021 - Atlanta 107 vs. New York 105
  • Apr 21, 2021 - New York 137 vs. Atlanta 127
  • Feb 15, 2021 - New York 123 vs. Atlanta 112
  • Jan 04, 2021 - New York 113 vs. Atlanta 108
  • Mar 11, 2020 - New York 136 vs. Atlanta 131
  • Feb 09, 2020 - Atlanta 140 vs. New York 135
  • Dec 17, 2019 - New York 143 vs. Atlanta 120
  • Feb 14, 2019 - New York 106 vs. Atlanta 91
  • Dec 21, 2018 - Atlanta 114 vs. New York 107
  • Nov 07, 2018 - New York 112 vs. Atlanta 107
  • Oct 17, 2018 - New York 126 vs. Atlanta 107
  • Feb 04, 2018 - Atlanta 99 vs. New York 96
  • Dec 10, 2017 - New York 111 vs. Atlanta 107
  • Nov 24, 2017 - Atlanta 116 vs. New York 104
  • Jan 29, 2017 - Atlanta 142 vs. New York 139
  • Jan 16, 2017 - Atlanta 108 vs. New York 107
  • Dec 28, 2016 - Atlanta 102 vs. New York 98
  • Nov 20, 2016 - New York 104 vs. Atlanta 94
  • Jan 05, 2016 - New York 107 vs. Atlanta 101
  • Jan 03, 2016 - New York 111 vs. Atlanta 97
  • Dec 26, 2015 - Atlanta 117 vs. New York 98
  • Oct 29, 2015 - Atlanta 112 vs. New York 101

Injury Report for Atlanta

  • Danilo Gallinari: Game-Time Decision (Achilles)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Clint Capela: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Jalen Johnson: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)

Injury Report for New York

  • Luka Samanic: Game-Time Decision (Heel)
  • Kemba Walker: Out (Knee)
  • Cam Reddish: Out (Ankle)
  • Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)