Bettors assured Knicks will bounce again


Bettors are assured that the New York Knicks will bounce again.

The Knicks dropped Sport 1 of their first-round playoff collection to the Atlanta Hawks because of some late-game heroics from Trae Younger, who despatched the New York Metropolis trustworthy out of Madison Sq. Backyard stewing.

In Sport 2 of the collection, the Knicks are two-point favorites at BetMGM with the overall set at 212.5. The Knicks opened at -2.5, however the unfold has since ticked down a half-point. Nonetheless, bettors are siding with New York to even the collection at 1-1 earlier than it heads right down to Atlanta.

In keeping with BetMGM, 78% of the bets and 80% of the cash is on the Knicks to cowl the unfold. Extra bettors (69%) are siding with the over as nicely, although the cash is almost even — 51% on the over, 49% on the underneath.

Equally, the Knicks had been a 1.5-point favourite for Sport 1 however the Hawks ended up successful 107-105. Earlier than that recreation, the Knicks closed out the common season by protecting the unfold in 15 of their closing 20 video games.

Can the Jazz rebound in Sport 2 vs. Grizzlies?

The most important upset of the NBA Playoffs up to now got here when the Memphis Grizzlies went into Salt Lake Metropolis and knocked off the Utah Jazz, the West’s high seed, in Sport 1.

The Grizzlies had been an eight-point underdog in Sport 1, but they had been in a position to pull out a 112-109 victory. In Sport 2, the Grizzlies are once more massive underdogs. This time, the unfold is ready at 9.5, having already moved a degree from the opening unfold of Jazz -8.5.

The Jazz could have star guard Donovan Mitchell again within the lineup, however most bettors are siding with Memphis to cowl the unfold once more. In keeping with BetMGM, 66% of the bets are on the Grizzlies. Nonetheless, the sharp cash — 62% — is on Utah to bounce again.

The whole on this one is ready at 218.5 and most bettors — public and sharp — are on the over. Per BetMGM, 78% of the bets and 84% of the cash are on the over.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell warms up before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz announced that All-Star guard Mitchell will miss Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell warms up earlier than the beginning of their NBA basketball recreation in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday, Could 23, 2021, in Salt Lake Metropolis. The Utah Jazz introduced that All-Star guard Mitchell will miss Sport 1 of their first-round playoff collection in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies. (AP Photograph/Rick Bowmer)

Will the Wizards cowl an enormous unfold once more?

Earlier than the Knicks and Hawks tip off, the Philadelphia 76ers — the East’s high seed — will look to take a 2-0 lead over the Washington Wizards.

The Sixers fell behind the Wizards at halftime in Sport 1 earlier than pulling out a 125-118 victory. The Wizards narrowly coated the eight-point unfold in that one. And once more in Sport 2 they’re eight-point underdogs at BetMGM with the overall set at 229.5, a degree under the opening variety of 230.5.

Whereas the bets are fairly even — 55% on Washington, 45% on Philadelphia — the 76ers have obtained a big majority of the cash at 83%. The Wizards are 23-14-1 ATS on the street this season. 

The splits on the over-under are a lot nearer with 60% of the bets and 61% of the cash on the over. The over hit comfortably in Sport 1.

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