NBA odds preview - Thunder vs Knicks

The Oklahoma City Thunder have dominated the New York Knicks SU over the past several seasons as those teams meet in NBA betting action for the first time this year on Thursday night.

The Thunder are 8-2 SU over their past 10 games against the Knicks dating back to 2007, although New York has managed to post a 3-1 ATS record in the past four games between the teams. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in each of their last three matchups.

The Thunder will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 35-22-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 29-29 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news and check out Bovada for lines later today). Oklahoma City is 31-27-2 on the totals; New York is 27-29-2.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 110-104.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99.9 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 13 at 97.5 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 122-105 winner at home against the Lakers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Russell Westbrook poured in 37 points for Oklahoma City on Tuesday, as they defeated Los Angeles 122-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Knicks were an 87-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (164) made winners of UNDER bettors. Raymond Felton went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds leading New York over Detroit, 87-77, on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

 

A few Thunder at Knicks trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Charlotte, Friday, March 8
New York home to Utah, Saturday, March 9