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Hawks are Going Streaking

The Atlanta Hawks are beginning to conjure up some of the magic of last season’s 60-win campaign and are winners of seven of their last eight heading into Sunday’s matchup with the New York Knicks. The Hawks are averaging 112.9 points in its last seven wins, including a 117-98 hammering of New York on Dec. 26.

Shark Bites
  • The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in January.
  • The Hawks are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games against the Knicks.
  • The Hawks are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games on the road in January.

Meanwhile, the Knicks are trending in the other direction. Carmelo Anthony and company have dropped five out of their last six thanks largely in part due to ineffective fourth quarters. Perhaps the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden can cure what ails the Knicks, as each of New York’s previous four losses have come on the road.

Atlanta has taken the first two meetings of the season in this series by an average of 15 points. For trend seekers, totals bettors will be happy to know the OVER is 6-1 in the last seven clashes between the Eastern Conference foes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 2-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 202 for Sunday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 106-97 win for the Hawks on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Atlanta Hawks have seen them go 21-13 and 16-16-2 ATS so far this NBA season, while the New York Knicks are at 15-19 and 19-15 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Knicks are 16-17-1, while the Atlanta Hawks are 17-17. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game pits the New York Knicks, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Atlanta Hawks, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 24-ranked offense averaging 97.5 PPG, against a Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.09 PPG. The New York Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 43.18% so far, less than the Atlanta Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.95% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston was victimized for 30 points and 30 rebounds by Al Horford as the Hawks defeated the Rockets 121-115 in NBA action on Tuesday.

New York was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 108-81 at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 10 games
  • New York is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to New York, Tuesday, January 5th