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Thunder vs Knicks Betting Preview

New York KnicksOklahoma City Thunder
Jan 14, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


The Thunder hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Knicks pay a visit to Chesapeake Energy Arena in NBA betting action.

The Thunder bring a 10-2 record (6-6 ATS) to the battle against the 6-5 Knicks, who are 3-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 5-7 so far and the Knicks go 3-8.

View New York vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Thunder as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Thunder) and the No. 29 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-96 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense (100 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 11 at 93.7 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 46.8% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.2 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

New York was a 94-83 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York suffered a 94-83 loss against Memphis on Thursday, getting 14 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing effort at FedExForum.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 95-85 winner on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 29-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 10 rebounds as Oklahoma City ran past New Orleans 95-85 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Knicks at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 8 games on the road
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 13 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York home to Orlando, Monday, January 16
Oklahoma City at Boston, Monday, January 16