Knicks vs Hawks Betting Preview
The Knicks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hawks tip off at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday in NBA play.
Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 34-20 and 25-29 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 27-26 and 32-19-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Knicks are 25-27-1, while the Hawks are 24-30.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Knicks and the No. 18-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-101 win for the Hawks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 106.3 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.3 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 94 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 94-79 result against the Pistons on February 14. The Hawks covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Josh Smith scored 27 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over Detroit, 94-79, on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
In their last action, New York was a 105-95 winner on the road against the Nets. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Knicks grabbed a 105-95 win over the Nets on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Wilson Chandler at Prudential Center.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Hawks at Knicks trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home
New York is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at LA Lakers, Tuesday, February 22
New York home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, February 23