2020 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
May 28, 2021
New York at Atlanta
Friday 05/28 07:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Atlanta -4.5 (-107) (risk 1 to return 1.93) RESULT: win
1 unit on 1st ½ Total UNDER 107.5 -107 (risk 1 to return 1.93) RESULT: win
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 211.5 -115 (risk 1 to return 1.87) RESULT: win
It's time to go with the Zig-Zag Theory in the NBA Playoffs, and that is simply to play the team that lost the previous game. It especially applies here as Atlanta is home after losing Game 2 to even the series at 1-1. New York came alive in the second half and erased a 13-point deficit as Julius Randle totaled 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks. Both teams had terrible shooting games as Atlanta shot 37% overall and 12 of 44 on 3-point attempts. The Knicks shot 38%, and the game went UNDER by 20.5 points. In fact, the Hawks have stayed UNDER five games in a row, and New York is 6-1 UNDER its last seven games. Both teams are playing good defense for 48 minutes. The Hawks are 16-5 ATS its past 21 games as home favorites, 11-4 ATS overall playing with one day of rest. I have three picks on this game. Take the Hawks ATS, the First-Half UNDER, and the full-game UNDER.