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Knicks visit Hawks in hoops battle

New York KnicksAtlanta Hawks
March 30, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

26-25TEAM RECORD30-22

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Hawks try to run the Knicks off the court at Philips Arena in pro hoops action.

Atlanta battles the Knicks, currently with a 26-25 mark (26-25 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-30-2 for the Hawks and 19-32 for the Knicks.

View New York vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Hawks as 3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 188, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 9-rated Hawks and the No. 12-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Knicks on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 12 in the league with 42.7 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 10 with 7.1 per contest.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.1 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 108-86 winner at home against the Magic. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New York cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Orlando out of the gym and running up a 108-86 score at Madison Square Garden.

Atlanta was a 98-77 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 175 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 98-77 at Philips Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knicks at Hawks trends to consider:
New York is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
New York is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing New York
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Cleveland, Saturday, March 31
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 31

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