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(23-32) New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (31-25)
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City – Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: OKC -7
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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The New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder enter this contest having encountered two very different results in their last outings.
The Knicks came up with a big win on national television over the San Antonio Spurs.
Although they were nine-point underdogs entering the contest, the win made sense considering how desperate the players on the court were to put themselves back in the media/general public’s good graces following the Charles Oakley fiasco, not to mention constant trade rumors.
OKC, on the other hand, dropped its second game in a row to someone who qualifies as a former Thunder. Saturday saw this group fail to exact revenge against Golden State and Kevin Durant, while Monday was a blowout loss to former head coach Scott Brooks and the Washington Wizards.
Look for the Thunder to bounce back in this one.
*All standings, statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
New York Knicks
The Knicks enter this game averaging 106.1 points per contest. That number is good enough for 12th in the leauge.
Defensively, New York is allowing opponents to average 109.1 points per night. That number is only good enough for 25th in the Association.
Against OKC, the goal will be to contain the role players. As we saw Saturday, Russell Westbrook can explode for 47 points and the Thunder can still lose in blowout fashion.
No, the Knicks are not the Warriors; however, the precedent was set earlier this season that a Westbrook triple-double, a Westbrook 40-point outing, etc. does not always equate to team success.
It’s when players like Andre Roberson, Victor Oladipo and Steven Adams are allowed to go off that opponents find success.
New York should be more than willing to let Westbrook go to town if it means stopping the complementary players from gaining any sort of offensive momentum.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder enter this contest averaging 105.8 points per game. That number is good enough for 13th in the NBA.
Defensively, this group allows 106.1 points per night. That number places them in 19th place across the league.
The Thunder are looking for, and quite frankly need, a bounce-back game.
Heading into All-Star Weekend, a loss to the Knicks would be the third bad loss in a row for a team looking to position itself as something better than a seventh seed.
Look for Westbrook to come out with more of an agenda that involves getting his teammates going. His high assist numbers are often times more empty calories than actual production, but against this Knicks defense, there’s a chance to get role players sync’d early.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Thunder are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
The Knicks are coming off a big win, but we’re buying the idea that it was more a product of desperation — not one of better basketball.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OKC ATS.
We feel good in predicting a big win for the Thunder straight up.
Depending on where the line lands will depend on where we sit ATS, but assuming it’s a single-digit line, it should be clear where we stand.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 113 – New York Knicks 98
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