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NBA Matchup - Knicks Hawks Odds Preview

Atlanta HawksNew York Knicks
12-11December 14, 2013, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden6-16

The Hawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Knicks in New York at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in NBA action.

The Knicks sport a record of 6-16 and 7-15 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hawks sit at 12-11 and 13-10 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-12 for the Knicks and 12-10-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Knicks sat as -1-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knicks rated this week at No. 18 and the Hawks sitting at No. 17. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 90-86 result in favor of the Hawks today.

The Hawks were a 101-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. Al Horford poured in 34 points for Atlanta on Friday, as they defeated Washington 101-99 at Philips Arena.

The Knicks were a 90-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. New York got 26 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 90-86 loss against Boston on Friday at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 25 in the league with 40.91 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.59 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 11 with 8.04 per contest.

Next up:
Atlanta home to Los Angeles, Monday, December 16th
New York home to Washington, Monday, December 16th