The 47-26 New York Knicks will be on a back to back when they face the 42-33 Atlanta Hawks in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Atlanta is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The pro basketball betting odds from this NBA game has the home team Atlanta Hawks favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 200 points.
The teams met back on January 27th with New York posting the 106-104 home victory as a -5 ½ point favorite. The game finished over 194 points.
New York has a road record of 20-16 on the year. The Knicks extend their win streak to nine games after a 102-90 road victory on Tuesday to the Miami Heat as a -3 point betting favorite. The game landed over 191 points. New York overcame an eight point halftime deficit by outscoring the Heat 52-32 in the second half. The Knicks shot 52.1% from the floor and connected on 14 of 27 from three. They allowed the Heat to connect on 50% from the floor along with 8 of 20 from beyond the arc. The Knicks pulled down eight less rebounds than Miami and won because they forced 20 Heat turnovers. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 50 points as he made 18 of his 26 shots. The Knicks are defending like they did during the early parts of the season as they have allowed under 100 points in eight of their past ten games. New York has moved to eighth in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 95.6 points a game. The Knicks sit in the a tie with the Indiana Pacers for the second seed in the Eastern conference with just nine games remaining.
The Hawks are 24-13 playing at home. The team wins their second straight after a 102-94 home victory on Monday to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 201 ½ points. Atlanta connected on 45.7% from the floor and made 9 of 30 three pointers. They give up 50.6% shooting to the Cavs and pulled down seven less rebounds than Cleveland. The Hawks got to the free throw line eleven more times than the Cavaliers. Devin Harris led Atlanta with 25 points and seven assists as he made 8 of his 17 shots. The Hawks have shot the ball extremely well this season ranking in the top six in the NBA in field goal and three point shooting. The team connects on 46.5% from the floor as well as 37.7% from three. In the playoff race The Hawks sits in the fifth seed in the Eastern conference and one game behind the fourth seeded Brooklyn Nets with seven games remaining.