Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Hawks vs. Knicks (Back Trae Young, Fade RJ Barrett on Wednesday)

New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) warms up before a game.
New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) warms up before a game. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young comes back to Madison Square Garden for the second time this season, which means the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks are in primetime tonight

So, why not bet on some props in this game? 

The Knicks and Hawks have become a great rivalry since they met in the playoffs a few seasons ago, and this should be a hotly-contested matchup. 

Here are three props I’d consider for this matchup: 

Hawks vs. Knicks Best NBA Prop Bets

  • Trae Young to Record a Double-Double
  • Dejounte Murray OVER 1.5 3-Pointers Made
  • RJ Barrett UNDER 19.5 Points

Trae Young to Record a Double-Double

Trae Young is the Knicks killer, especially at Madison Square Garden, and I love him at plus-money to record a double-double in this game. 

Young has six career double-doubles against the Knicks, and he’s averaging 27.6 points and 9.6 assists per game this season. Young also has picked up a double-double in six of his last eight matchups. 

I’ll roll with Ice Trae to dominate again in NYC. 

Dejounte Murray OVER 1.5 3-Pointers Made

Dejounte Murray torched the Knicks earlier this season, hitting 5-of-12 3-pointers in a comeback win for the Hawks. 

I love getting him at 1.5 3-pointers against a Knicks team that allows 13.8 3's per game, good for 28th in the NBA. 

Murray has cleared this line in six straight games and he’s averaging 2.2 3-pointers on 6.0 attempts per game. Even though this is a juicy prop, I think it’s an easy one to take in tonight’s game. 

RJ Barrett UNDER 19.5 Points

RJ Barrett is struggling mightily with his shot this season, and he’s failed to clear 19.5 points in nine of his last 12 games. 

RJ is shooting just 36.9 percent from the field and 24.6 percent from beyond the arc over that stretch, and now he’s taking on a Hawks team that surprisingly ranks eighth in the NBA in defensive rating this season. 

I can’t get behind Barrett when he’s this inefficient, especially since he’s taking 14.9 shots per game over this 12-game stretch. 

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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