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(13-14) OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks (15-13)
Date: Saturday December 16
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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NBA Betting Total: OFF
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This is Carmelo’s return to Madison Square Garden. I’m expecting a warm welcome. New Yorkers hate the Knicks’ ownership and front office, not ‘Melo. And while it really was an ugly relationship that didn’t generate a lot of mutual joy, New York City feels like it will always give Anthony the benefit of the doubt.
The Thunder has not shown a single sign of improvement since the season started. Check that, Alex Abrines has emerged as a fifth amigo in the starting five that includes the three guys you know about plus Steven Adams. Otherwise, those three guys are still at the very core of the bad basketball going on in OKC.
The trio shot something like 10-for-45 in their last game — a win at Indiana. The Thunder has won five of its last seven games but, like I’ve said, there just aren’t many signs of improvement, which is really what matters. OKC can will itself into the eight seed on isolated talent alone but it won’t be pretty against Golden State in a series.
At least it will be over fast.
New York Knicks
There isn’t any information available yet about Kristaps Porzingis’ knee. He tweaked it on a non-contact play on Thursday night in the Knicks’ win over Brooklyn and took himself out of the game.
Porzingis is savvy that way. He has reported walking on it and feeling ok but suiting up for this game is a different story. Obviously, the Knicks will take it ultra cautiously with their big man. If he’s out, with Tim Hardaway Jr. already out, the Knicks will be in trouble.
Then again, they can kind of just let it all hang out and play team ball against a stuffy Thunder team that would once again be a big favorite. I’m hoping the Knicks can get through this, but the latest KP injury is kind of bringing to fruition my worst fears about what could happen to this team once Hardaway went down. New York has to tread lightly.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- OKC are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 14-6 in OKC last 20 road games.
- NY are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in NY last 8 home games.
- NY are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sat. games.
- Head to Head: OKC are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York.
- Head to Head: Home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction: I’ll take the Knicks.
KP or not, I’m taking the Knicks because I just can’t stand to pay whatever price will be attached to the Thunder. It’s the worst buy in basketball.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: OKC 109 – New York 114
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