Thunder vs. Knicks Prediction
Are the Thunder a good bet to pull off the small upset tonight when they visit the Knicks at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Knicks are 1-point home underdogs versus the Thunder while the over/under currently sits at 213.5 points. Oklahoma City enters play with a 10-8 record (3-4 on the road) and is 8-10 against the spread, while New York is 8-8 overall (7-2 at home) and 9-7 at the betting window in 2016.
THUNDER KEY TRENDS: The Thunder are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games when playing on Monday, but they have really struggled as an underdog. They have dropped eight of 10 games as a road underdog and are 1-6 at the betting window in their last six games in which they’re an underdog of between 0.5 and 4.5 points. They’re also just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games overall.
KNICKS KEY TRENDS: The Knicks are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games and are 6-0 against the number in their last six home games. They’ve also covered in nine of their last 12 games when playing on one day of rest and are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: It’s hard to bet against the Knicks at home right now. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.4 points at home this season, while posting a 21.1 PPG average on the road. New York has to figure out a way to contain the red-hot Russell Westbrook, who is seek his third straight triple-double, but the Knicks should be up for the challenge. The Thunder is just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games versus an opponent with a winning home record and are 6-18 at the betting window in their last 24 games versus teams from the Atlantic.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS -1