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Hawks take on Knicks in hoops contest

Atlanta HawksNew York Knicks
April 17, 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Odds

44-37TEAM RECORD53-28

The New York Knicks host Atlanta on Wednesday, looking to build on their 53-28 mark against the 44-37 Hawks in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks bring a 53-28 record (45-35-1 ATS) to the battle against the 44-37 Hawks, who are 37-42-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 40-39-2 so far and the Hawks go 42-38-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 9 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 102-98.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 24 in the league with 40.7 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 10.9 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 5 with 8.7 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 96.8 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 113-96 result against the Raptors on April 16. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. Atlanta got 13 points from Kyle Korver but lost anyway 113-96 against the Raptors on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for New York, they were a 106-95 loser as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York got 32 points from Chris Copeland en route to a 106-95 loss at the hands of New York on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hawks at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New York is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta