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Hawks vs. Knicks pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 2

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA first round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks on Wednesday.

John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks passes the ball up court against the New York Knicks during Round 1, Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 23, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.  Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Trae Young saved the day for the Atlanta Hawks in their Game 1 matchup against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, and Game 2 is set for Wednesday. Oddsmakers expect another close matchup in the rematch. Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Hawks vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Knicks -2.5

The spread in this series might never get higher than 3 points, as both teams are fairly evenly matched. New York has been one of the best teams against the spread all year and finished within two points of Atlanta despite getting a horrendous performance from Julius Randle last week. Randle has dominated Atlanta this year and will get a chance to make up for his latest outing on Wednesday. An efficient shooting night from him will lead to the Knicks covering before hitting the road for Game 3.

Player Prop: John Collins O1.5 three-pointers (+146)

Collins has quietly become one of the NBA’s best stretch 4s. He shoots 39.9% from deep and made two shots from beyond the arc in Game 2. Collins has made multiple triples in seven of his last 10 games and has knocked down at least a pair in all four of his matchups against the Knicks this year.

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