TNT will present a special edition of its weekly double header NBA broadcast on Monday.
First up on Monday’s special double header broadcast is an interdivisional matchup in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks (18 – 22) will play host to the Hawks (22 – 17) in Madison Square Garden. Broadcast is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.
Atlanta currently sits atop the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division while New York sits third in the Atlantic division, 8.5 games back from the division leading Raptors. The numbers favor Atlanta coming into Monday afternoon’s game between the conference Eastern Conference opponents.
Atlanta has gone 8 – 2 in its last 10 games and is 12 – 9 on the road so far this season versus its current 10 – 8 home record. New York has proven to be better at home so far this season with a 12 – 8 home record so far versus its current road record of 6 – 14.
However, the Knicks are 2 – 8 in their last 10 games, having won their most recent game. So even though New York is great and home and Atlanta is better on the road so far than at home, the team’s long-term records combine with those records to favor Atlanta.
The Denver Nuggets play host to the Orlando Magic at 5 p.m. in the second game on TNT’s Monday NBA on TNT double header schedule. Each team currently sits fourth in its respective division, and going by the numbers, this game is either team’s game to win and lose.
The host Nuggets are currently 8 – 11 at home this season versus going 7 – 12 on the road so far. Denver has also struggled lately, going 3 – 7 in its last 10 games. Orlando is only slightly better on the road than they are on the road, going 10 – 11 so far on the road and 7 – 13 at home.
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