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Hawks face Knicks: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksNew York Knicks
Feb 22, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD16-17

The visiting Hawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 15-15-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 15-18 ATS. Atlanta is 12-18-2 on the totals; New York is 10-23.

View Atlanta vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hawks before tip-off in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs, while the total sits at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 17 and the Hawks at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-95 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 12-ranked offense (95.3 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 91.8 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.1 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 90-79 result against the Bulls on February 20. The Hawks earned a push in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 169 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hawks endured a 90-79 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Jannero Pargo at United Center.

In their last action, New York was a 100-92 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Knicks endured a 100-92 loss at the hands of the Nets on Monday, despite a 21-point effort from Jeremy Lin at Madison Square Garden.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hawks at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games at home
New York is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Orlando, Thursday, February 23
New York at Miami, Thursday, February 23

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