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Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1-8-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: Friday, January 8, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oklahoma City Thunder +3.5 (-110) 209.5 o (-110) +130
New York Knicks -3.5 (-110) 209.5 u (-110) -154
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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

Trends

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 10 games.
Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against New York.
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against New York.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games when playing on the road against New York.
Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Thunder are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Oklahoma City is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games played in January.

New York Knicks

New York is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 5 games.
New York is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games against Oklahoma City.
New York is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York’s last 7 games this season.
New York is 2-11 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Knicks are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
New York is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games played in January.

Injuries

Oklahoma City Thunder

Trevor Ariza SF Personal is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New York
Ty Jerome PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New York
Aleksej Pokusevski SF Concussion is OUT Friday vs New York

New York Knicks

Alec Burks SG Ankle is out indefinitely
Reggie Bullock SF Knee is probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Nerlens Noel PF Ankle is “?” Friday vs Oklahoma City
Frank Ntilikina PG Knee is OUT Friday vs Oklahoma City
Kevin Knox SF Knee is probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Obi Toppin SF Calf is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Oklahoma City

Head-to-Head
Oklahoma City Thunder New York Knicks
4-3-0 Against the Spread 5-3-0
3-4-0 Straight Up 2-6-0
102 Points per Game 104
111 Points Allowed per Game 104
43.84 Offensive FG% 46.37
69.5 Offensive FT% 75.44
32.99 Offensive 3PT% 37.21
47.05 Defensive FG% 43.38
69.4 Defensive FT% 72.57
34.55 Defensive 3PT% 29.81

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