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MSG Has Not Been Kind to Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered a shocking loss in their last appearance – a 116-106 setback to the lowly Brooklyn Nets on Sunday – and will be looking to get back to their winning ways against the New York Knicks tonight. Trends aren’t favoring the Thunder in this game, however. OKC has failed to cover the spread in five of their previous six meetings with the Knicks in NYC. The Thunder are also an ugly 1-9 ATS in their prior 10 after losing as favorites.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Thunder' last 15 games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Knicks' last seven games.
  • The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Western conference.

In the midst of a bounce back season, the Knickerbockers are clearly enjoying life at the world’s most famous arena. New York is a sizzling 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven at Madison Square Garden.

Smart bettors should pay attention to Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony’s playing status before placing their wagers. Anthony left Saturday’s contest against the Charlotte Hornets with knee pain, but has since stated he hopes to be on the floor versus the Thunder.

‘Melo was limited in Monday’s practice to free-throw shooting and is officially listed as questionable for the affair. New York has sorely missed the Syracuse product this year, going 0-4 SU when the Syracuse product has been sidelined.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Knicks sit at 22-24 (26-20 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 33-13 (19-27 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? New York is 24-21-1 OU and Oklahoma City is 19-27 OU. This season the New York Knicks are 22-24 overall and 26-20 ATS against the number, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-13 and 19-27 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 24-21-1 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 19-27. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (New York Knicks) and the No. 4 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 11-rated NBA squad against Oklahoma City's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 25 in the league with 7.09 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 7.76 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunder got a terrific 32-point performance from Kevin Durant but Brooklyn handed them a 116-106 defeat on Sunday at Barclays Center.

New York got 19 points from Derrick Williams but lost anyway 97-84 against the Hornets on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Oklahoma City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
  • New York is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
  • New York is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 27th
New York at Toronto, Thursday, January 28th