The Atlanta Hawks opened a relative even money opposition to the New York Knicks in the series, as they travel to a packed Madison Square Garden for Game 1. Since, according to Betonline.ag, Atlanta is now a slight favorite in the series (-113).
The Knicks swept the Hawks in the regular season, but Drew Butler is taking Atlanta after their hot finish to the season.
“I love Trae Young. I think he is going to elevate his game.”
Butler also expects Atlanta to get ample free throw attempts against the physical Knicks.
Nick Baud is taking New York (-107), since Julius Randle averaged 37 points per game against them in the regular season.