Planning on watching today’s Knicks and Thunder game? Catch the action at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK, as the Thunder hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSO. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 239 points, and the Thunder are favored to win at home against the Knicks. If you’re interested in placing a wager, you can bet this game at DraftKings.
New York Knicks Preview
Over the Knicks’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 17-12. The team currently sits 6th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Atlantic division.
New York is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 17-12. When playing on the road, the Knicks hold an ATS record of 10-7 in contrast to a 7-5 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Knicks offense is coming off a game where they scored 129 points against the Bucks. They posted a field goal percentage of 54.3% and connected on 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Knicks have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 22nd in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 11th in terms of percentage and 11th in three-pointers made.
New York’s defense has been playing well, ranking 10 in the NBA with 112.4 points allowed per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.3% from downtown.
Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
In today’s game against the Knicks, the Thunder aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 19-9. This season, when playing on the road, the Thunder have a 8-4 record, while their record at home is 11-5.
Oklahoma City currently has an ATS record of 20-8, placing them above .500 against the spread. As the favorite this season, Oklahoma City is 12-5 vs. the spread while going 8-3 as the underdog.
The Thunder offense is coming off a game where they scored 129 points against the Timberwolves. They posted a field goal percentage of 60.5% and connected on 18 threes. On the offensive front, the Thunder have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, ranking 3rd in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 3rd in terms of percentage and 14th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 14, allowing 113.4 points per game.
Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 11.9 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 3rd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.4 rejections per game.
Last season, the Knicks and Thunder did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Thunder have the leg up at 2-1. The Thunder also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 259 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0. The last three times, the Knicks have matched up against the Thunder on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Thunder vs. Knicks in New York
The Knicks come in as the underdog at +3, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 239, and our model predicts the Knicks and Thunder to score a combined 227 points. We recommend betting on the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Knicks +3
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 239