Tip-Off: 11 AM CT
Location: Madison Square Garden (New York City, New York)
Spread: Knicks (-5.5)
Trends Against The Spread
|7-5 (58%)||6-6 (50%)|
|3-2 (60%) on the road||3-3 (50%) at home|
|3-1 (75%) as underdog or pick||3-2 (60%) as favorite|
|1-0 (100%) as road underdog||3-2 (60%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|0-0 (0%)||0-0 (0%)|
Trends Against The Total
- OKC has hit the over 58% of the time this season.
- The Knicks have hit the over 58% of the time this season.
- The Thunder is 2-3 against the over on the road this season.
- New York is 4-2 against the over at home this season.
The Thunder went 1-1 against the Knicks last season (0-1 at home, 1-0 on the road).
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+5.5)
I think the Thunder and the Knicks are pretty even in terms of overall talent and capability, but the devil is in the details. OKC has the best overall player in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and the Thunder plays a better brand of defense. Also, don’t forget how good they have been at covering the spread on the road the last season or so.
Why the Game Will NOT Hit the Over (226.5)
I’m in my fifth year of coaching basketball, and if there’s one thing I know, it’s that hoopers would much rather play later in the day than in the morning. This is likely to be especially true with NBA players whose true work day rarely starts first thing in the morning. As a result, I’m thinking the scoring might be a little down, thus not hitting the point total.
On the Season