Thunder get a visit from the Knicks
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be in action against the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon in the first meeting between the two teams since their lopsided matchup on Christmas Day.
Oklahoma City blasted New York 123-94 as a 9-point road favorite at Madison Square Garden in their December 25 matchup, turning in an OVER result for totals bettors. The Thunder are 7-3 SU but 4-6 ATS over their last 10 meetings.
Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 20-30 and 21-29 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 40-12 and 30-22 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 26-26, while the Knicks are 27-23.
The Thunder - Knicks odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-91 win for the Thunder.
In their last action, New York was a 117-90 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New York cruised to victory on Friday, running Denver out of the gym and running up a 117-90 score at Madison Square Garden.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 103-102 loser on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 29 points and 12 assists from Kevin Durant in a losing cause in a 103-102 loss to Orlando on Friday at Amway Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.68 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 7.27 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 7 with 8.92 per contest.
A few Knicks at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 13 games
New York is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 10 games on the road
New York is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Oklahoma City is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
New York home to Sacramento, Wednesday, February 12th
Oklahoma City at Portland, Tuesday, February 11th