oklahoma city thunder 113 vs new york knicks 112

ANALYSIS

The Thunder have seemingly been in rebuild mode for years, ever since Russell Westbrook departed for Houston. This year was supposed to be a big step forward after drafting Chet Holmgren 2nd overall, but the rookie went down with a Lisfranc injury in the preseason and his season was done before it started. Despite that though, the Thunder compete every night. They have a tendency to surprise teams that overlook them and have recently pulled off wins over the Clippers (twice) and the Mavs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is 5th in the league in scoring with 31.6 points per game.

The Knicks have been up and down all season so far. Jalen Brunson has been a bright spot on the court and definitely seems to be the floor general they’ve been looking for, but the Knicks just haven’t been able to beat any good teams. They beat the teams they’re supposed to beat like the Pistons, Magic, Hornets, and Timberwolves, but they’ve lost to all the better teams like the Grizzlies, Bucks, Cavs, Hawks, Celtics, and Nets. The Knicks appear to be the definition of middle of the pack. 

Before they meet on Sunday, the Thunder play at home against the Raptors on Friday night and the Knicks have a home game against the Pistons, also on Friday night.

WHY BET ON THE oklahoma city thunder

The Thunder have been a streaky team against the spread. They covered in 4 straight games before failing to cover in the following 3. Against the Knicks though, they’re 8-2 against the spread over their last 10 games. The Knicks’ 22nd ranked defense could help them start another win streak.

WHY BET ON THE new york knicks

The Knicks have failed to cover in 6 of their last 8 games, and 8 of their last 10 games against the thunder. The popular bet to place against the Knicks of late has been the under. The under has hit in 4 out of the last 5 Knick games.

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Dec-27th
NYK
under
120
:
129
OKC
Nov-21st
NYK
over
129
:
119
OKC
Nov-12th
OKC
over
145
:
135
NYK
Feb-14th
OKC
over
127
:
123
NYK
Dec-31st
NYK
under
80
:
95
OKC
Mar-12th
NYK
over
119
:
97
OKC

OKC GAMES

OKC
under
116
:
117
DAL
DAL
over
104
:
92
OKC
OKC
over
100
:
96
DAL
OKC
under
101
:
105
DAL
DAL
over
119
:
110
OKC

NYK GAMES

IND
over
130
:
109
NYK
NYK
under
103
:
116
IND
IND
under
91
:
121
NYK
NYK
under
89
:
121
IND
NYK
under
106
:
111
IND

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
48
Tech Fouls
47
Minutes
241.5
AVG Minutes
240.6
Assists
27.1
AVG Assists
24.4
Points
120.1
Points
112.8
Rebounds
33.2
Avd Defensive Rebounds
32.5
Games
10
Total Games Played
13
Fouls
5
Tech Fouls
5
Minutes
240
AVG Minutes
241.9
Assists
23.1
AVG Assists
22.5
Points
105.7
Points
109.9
Rebounds
32.8
Avd Defensive Rebounds
29.4