Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 – The New York Knicks continues to turn heads as the team continues to adapt Coach Tom Thibodeau’s system. Their next game will be in their own homecourt at the Madison Square Garden in New York City as they take on the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder. This inter-conference matchup happens this Friday, January 8 with the live coverage by NBA TV starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV is the best way to watch the game through online live streaming. The New York Knicks are expected by NBA Spreads to take this game from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 Betting Odds
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder looks like a team starting to pick things up as they won two of their last three games. This team managed to pick up a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on the road by just a point, 111-110. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 21 points, nine assists, and five rebounds while Darius Bazley chipped in with 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and three triples. Mike Muscala came off the bench with 18 points while veteran point guard George Hill chipped in with 13 points. The Thunder is an experiment right now but so far this team has been fighting well in their past games.
Players to watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 6 GP 6 GS 32.5 MIN 18.7 PTS 0.5 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 6.3 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 3.2 TO 2.5 PF 2 AST/TO 15.49 PER
L. Dort SG 6 GP 6 GS 27.7 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.8 OR 2.3 DR 3.2 REB 1 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.8 PF 1 AST/TO 15.58 PER
G. Hill PG 5 GP 5 GS 24.4 MIN 12.8 PTS 0.8 OR 1.2 DR 2 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 0.8 TO 0.6 PF 4.5 AST/TO 20.71 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks are looking like a solid playoff contender in the NBA Eastern Conference as they now own a 5-3 record and will bring their three-game winning streak on the line against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Their recent win was with the Utah Jazz which they won by two points, 112-110. Julius Randle has made a huge leap in his game as he provided the team 30 points, 16 rebounds ad seven assists. Elfrid Payton also had a good night with 22 points and eight assists while Austin Rivers came off the bench with 23 points and five three-pointers. The team picked it up after RJ Barrett was only held to nine points.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 7 GP 7 GS 38.4 MIN 22.1 PTS 1.9 OR 9.6 DR 11.4 REB 7.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 4.9 TO 3.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 19.34 PER
A. Burks SG 3 GP 0 GS 27.7 MIN 20.7 PTS 0 OR 3.7 DR 3.7 REB 3.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 26.54 PER
R. Barrett SG 7 GP 7 GS 38.7 MIN 18.3 PTS 1 OR 6.6 DR 7.6 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0 BLK 1.7 TO 2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 12.8 PER.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 Betting Numbers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
New York Knicks
New York is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Trevor Ariza SF Personal is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New York
New York Knicks
Alec Burks SG Ankle is out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The Oklahoma City Thunder are going to get tested here but the New York Knicks are very much intact with their new system. Top Online Sportsbook has the Knicks carry the edge over the inconsistent Thunder.
Moneyline: The Knicks as the favored team has a -154 on the ML while the Thunder are given a +130.
ATS: Only 3.5 points are between the Knicks and the Thunder for this game. New York is at -3.5 while Oklahoma is at +3.5.
TOTALs: The total predicted that both teams will reach is 209.5 points with the Thunder going over and the Knicks are under.
Score Prediction: 108 – 102 Knicks