Knicks vs. Hawks odds: Knicks are current underdogs in first-round matchup

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Julius Randle tries to block Trae Young shot 1/21
Julius Randle tries to block Trae Young shot 1/21

Despite being the higher seed, the Knicks are actually betting underdogs against the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round matchup.

The Knicks are currently +110 to win the series, while Atlanta is sitting at -130 on PointsBet.

The Knicks swept the three-game season series against the Hawks this year, winning by an average of eight points.

Julius Randle also was dominant against Atlanta, averaging 37.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists against them, while Trae Young struggled, putting up less than his season averages against New York (24.7 points on 36.2% shooting from the field and 21.4% from deep).

The Knicks are also one of the NBA's hottest teams as of late - they went 16-4 in their last 20 games,. Atlanta, however, did win seven of their final eight to close out the regular season.