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Revenge Game Time? Melo Making OKC Debut vs His Old Team

Carmelo Anthony won’t have to wait long to get a look at his old New York Knicks teammates, as Melo and the new-look Oklahoma City Thunder prepare to welcome the Knickerbockers to town in the season opener.

Xbet opened the Knicks as 12-point road underdogs with a total of 213.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Knicks are 0-3 SU in their last three games against the Thunder.
  • The Knicks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog of 12.0 or more.
  • The Thunder are 32-3 SU in their last 35 games as a favorite of 12.0 or more.

OKC had what was perhaps the best offseason in the league this summer, nabbing Anthony and Paul George on the cheap while giving them an opportunity to play with the unbelievable Russell Westbrook. Westbrook became the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double over the course of a season, but the Thunder bowed out in the first round of the playoffs despite his best efforts.

Phil Jackson’s time with the Knicks has (mercifully) come to an end, but the future remains murky for one of the NBA’s most turbulent franchises. Kristaps Porzingis is ready to lead the team with Anthony gone, with Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Belgian rookie Frank Ntilikina brought into the fold. The Knicks have finally committed to a much-needed youth movement, but it’ll be a rocky road from here on out with this many youngsters on the roster.

New York has historically not been getting the job done in Oklahoma City, evidenced by the Knicks going 2-8 SU in their previous 10 road tilts with the Thunder.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the New York Knicks listed as 13.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 214.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark pick a 112-105 result in favor of the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder bring a 0-0 record (0-0 ATS) to the battle against the 0-0 New York Knicks, who are 0-0 ATS. Fans of OVER/UNDER betting have seen Oklahoma City go 0-0 so far and the Knicks go 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs New York injuries news.

The Thunder-Knicks betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Oklahoma City is rated No. 6 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the New York Knicks sit at No. 28.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Knicks got 20 points from Justin Holiday as New York ran past Philadelphia 114-113 at Madison Square Garden.

Russell Westbrook chucked in 47 points for Oklahoma City, but they still came up short in losing 105-99 at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 9 games
  • New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games
  • Oklahoma City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Detroit, Saturday, October 21
Oklahoma City at Utah, Saturday, October 21