Tip-Off: 6:30 PM CT
Location: Madison Square Garden (NYC)
Spread: Knicks (-10)
Thunder/Knicks Trends Against The Spread
|35-91-2 (64%) Overall||26-31 (45%)|
|19-10 (65%) on the road||13-15 (46%) at home|
|34-18-2 (65%) as an underdog||16-14 (53%) a favorite|
|19-10 (65%) as road underdog||10-10 (50%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|1-0 (100%)||0-1 (0%)|
Thunder/Knicks Trends Against The Total
- OKC is hitting the over 41% of the time this season.
- The Knicks are hitting the over 44% of the time this season.
- The Thunder are 11-18 against the over on the road.
- New York is 11-16-1 against the over at home.
Oklahoma City defeated New York 95-80 on New Year’s Eve in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+10)
Despite not having Lu Dort available tonight I like OKC’s position as a 10-point underdog. The Thunder have been incredibly strong against the spread on the road this season, covering 65% of the time. The Knicks have a decent showing as favorites this season, covering 53% of the time, but they drop to .500 as a home favorite.
The Thunder are searching for answers, and playing for a lottery pick, but they’ve still been more than competitive, especially on the road where they’re covering 65% of time. OKC is covering 66% of the time following a day off and they’ve already covered against the Knicks in the first meeting of the season.
Why the Game Will Hit the Over (208.5)
Here’s the pick that serves as the biggest risk tonight. Both teams are terrible against the over this season but I feel like this line is a bit low because of injuries on both sides. Obviously both sides are missing some scoring but they’re also both missing defense. The Thunder travel to New York City allowing opponents to score an average of 108.9 points per game on the road, and the Knicks are giving up an average of 105.7 points per game at home. This could be a fun way to add some anxiety to the game.
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