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New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 1/8/2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (3-4) will look to top scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (19.0 ppg) when they attempt to knock off the Julius Randle-led New York Knicks (5-3) on January 8, 2021. The Thunder are 2.5-point underdogs against the Knicks. A 210.5-point total is set for the matchup.

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How to Watch

Time: 7:30 PM EST
TV Channel: FS-OK

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Knicks vs. Thunder Betting Data

Knicks vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Knicks -2.5 -110 -110 210.5 -110 -110

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Knicks Betting Data

  • New York holds a winning record against the spread this year, going 5-3 ATS.
  • New York has covered the over/under the majority of the time, in eight of eight games (100%).

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Thunder Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Oklahoma City has a winning record: 4-3.
  • Oklahoma City hit the over in 100% of its games (7 of 7 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • New York's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup total (210.5 points) in 37 out of eight opportunities (462.5% of matchups).
  • Four Oklahoma City games this year (57.1% of its matchups) ended with a final score higher than Friday's over/under of 210.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 206.4 points per game, 4.1 points fewer than the point total of 210.5 for this matchup.
  • This game's point total is 4.7 fewer points than the 215.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Knicks games is 208.9 points, 1.6 fewer than the over/under of 210.5 points for this contest.
  • Thunder's games have a total points bet of 212.7 points this season, 2.2 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Oklahoma City has a 7-3 record in games against New York, while the Thunder have a better against the spread record, 1-0, than the Knicks as well in those matchups between the two teams.

Knicks vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2020 Thunder Knicks -5.5 216.5 -225 179 Regular Season 126-103 OKC
1/21/2019 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 127-109 OKC
11/14/2018 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 128-103 OKC
12/16/2017 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 111-96 NY
10/19/2017 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 105-84 OKC
2/15/2017 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 116-105 OKC
11/28/2016 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 112-103 OKC
1/26/2016 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 128-122 OKC
11/20/2015 - Thunder - - - - Regular Season 93-90 NY
1/28/2015 - Knicks - - - - Regular Season 100-92 NY

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Knicks Players to Watch

  • The leader in scoring, rebounding and assists for the Knicks is Randle, who tallies 23.1 points, 12.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.
  • Reggie Bullock leads the Knicks in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Mitchell Robinson is a standout on the defensive end for New York, leading the team in steals with 1.6 per game and blocks with 1.9 per contest.

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Thunder Players to Watch

  • Gilgeous-Alexander racks up 19.0 points and tacks on 6.7 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Thunder's leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Darius Bazley's stat line of 9.0 rebounds, 13.1 points and 1.7 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Oklahoma City rebounding leaderboard.
  • Mike Muscala makes 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Thunder.
  • Oklahoma City's leader in steals is George Hill with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Bazley with 1.1 per game.

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Injury Report

Knicks:

Frank Ntilikina: Out (Right Knee),

Reggie Bullock: Day To Day (Knee),

Kevin Knox II: Day To Day (Knee),

Alec Burks: Out (Ankle),

Obi Toppin: Out (Calf),

Nerlens Noel: Day To Day (Ankle/knee)

Thunder:

Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Concussion),

Ty Jerome: Day To Day (Left Ankle),

Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)

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