Knicks vs. Thunder Prediction

Are Thunder a good bet to cover vs. Knicks? NBA Predictions 2/15/17

Are the Thunder a good bet to cover as a sizable home favorite tonight when they host the struggling Knicks at 9:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Thunder are a 7-point home favorite versus the Knicks after opening as a 7.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 217 and has been bet up to 218.

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The Knicks are just 3-7 in their last 10 games and failed to cover in six of those 10 contests. They did snap a four-game losing streak with a surprising 94-90 win over the Spurs on Sunday, as Carmelo Anthony finished with a team-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Derrick Rose contributed with 18 points while Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards.

The Thunder are just 4-6 in their last 10 games and are 5-5 at the betting window over that same span. They're coming off back-to-back losses to the Warriors and Wizards, whom they failed to cover as a 5.5-point underdog in a 120-98 loss. Russell Westbrook scored just 17 points in the loss, adding four rebounds with four assists. Joffrey Lauvergne also scored 13 points as well.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Knicks are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and have dropped six of their last seven games coming off a win. The home team is also 11-5 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between these two teams and are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 home games. They've also covered 13 of their last 16 games versus a team with a  losing record.



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