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New York favored by -3 against Atlanta on Saturday

Atlanta HawksNew York Knicks
5-4November 16, 2013, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden3-5

The New York Knicks host Atlanta on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-5 mark against the 5-4 Hawks in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks are 3-5 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 5-3 and the Hawks go 7-2 on the totals.

View Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Knicks in this one, they were listed earlier as -3-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 202 for Saturday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Knicks sit at No. 2 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 Hawks will win this game 95-89.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 113-103 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia was victimized by Jeff Teague for 33 points as the Hawks defeated the 76ers 113-103 in NBA action on Friday.

Last time out for New York, they were a 109-106 loser as they battled the Rockets at home. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 45 points and adding 10 rebounds but Houston still won, 109-106, over New York on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.88 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.44 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 42.96% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.77% per game.

Next up:
Atlanta at Miami, Tuesday, November 19th
New York at Detroit, Tuesday, November 19th