NBA Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Same Game Parlay picks: Murray runs the Hawks at +810 odds

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Like most Lithuanians, I started watching basketball from the age of six. I'm based out in London and played basketball at the University of Lincoln here in the UK. I had always had an interest in the NBA but things really took off in the summer of 2010. That year Linas Kleiza led Lithuania to 3rd place at the World Championships and signed with the Toronto Raptors to replace the departing Chris Bosh. I've been a Raptors fan since that day and I've not missed a game since. I've been handicapping games for more than a decade, specializing in player props. For Germantas Kneita media enquiries, please email
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The Atlanta Hawks are on the brink of dropping out of the play-in positions having lost 2 straight games. They have also just been rocked by the news that Trae Young has required surgery and will be out for a number of weeks. Things will not get much easier for them tonight as they take on a New York Knicks team that will be motivated to stay away from the play-in battle themselves.

You can check out all of our NBA picks for today’s games, but for now, let’s jump into my Hawks vs Knicks Same Game Parlay.

Murray 10+ assists (+155)

Johnson 10+ rebounds (+120)

Hart 2+ made threes (-111)

Parlay odds: +810

Dejounte Murray 10+ assists (+155)

Trae Young has now misses 4 straight games for the Hawks, with Dejounte Murray stepping up and filling in as the lead playmaker. He has been great at it too, recording 11 assists in 3 of those contests. With the Knicks ranking 29th in defensive rating over the last 10 games, he should have no problem dissecting another opponent tonight. The Hawks are also 12th in pace over the last 10 games. This more up-tempo style of basketball should present Murray with plenty of opportunities to run the offense. The Knicks do pack the paint with big bodies like Isaiah Hartenstein and Precious Achiuwa. It does leave them vulnerable on the perimeter. Over the last 10 games, they are 26th in opponent 3-pointers made per game. With shooters like Bogdan Bogdanovic and De’Andre Hunter taking those shots here, Murray’s drive and kick passes should have a great chance of getting converted to assists.

Jalen Johnson 10+ rebounds (+120)

The Hawks have not relied much on their leading rebounder Clint Capela lately. The center has played more than 24 minutes just twice in the last 5 games. With Knicks center Hartenstein still on a minutes restriction, it is hard to see Capela playing a big role here too. It will require Jalen Johnson to pick up the rebounding slack once more. The forward has managed 10 or more rebounds in 4 of his last 6 games, coming 1 shy on another occasion. He will also likely be tasked with containing Josh Hart tonight, who is the best rebounding wing in the league. It should lead to an entertaining battle on the boards between the pair. Over the last 10 games the Knicks are just 19th in offensive rating, so there should definitely be misses for him to chase down tonight.

Josh Hart 2+ made threes (-111)

Jalen Brunson is listed as questionable for tonight’s game for the Knicks, but if he takes to the floor or not, Hart should have a great chance of knocking down a few deep shots here. If Brunson does not play, Hart will see a bump in usage on the offensive end, likely seeing his shot numbers go up. If Brunson plays, Hart will be relegated to a floor spacing role. He has made at least 2 triples in 5 of his last 6 games, shooting at or above the 40% clip in 4 of those games. Expect him to convert any opportunities presented to him tonight too. The Hawks are happy to let teams attack them from deep. Over the last 10 games they are 29th in opponent 3-point attempts and 22nd in opponent 3-point percentage. Look for Hart to benefit from this here.

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