Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oklahoma City Thunder will roll down “the City that Never Sleeps” for a face-off with the Knicks at the Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 7:30 PM (EST). Oklahoma City edged the New Orlando Pelicans in its last road game to a score of 111-110 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Wednesday. SG Shai Alexander delivered 21 points followed by SF Darius Bazley with 20 along with 12 rebounds off the glass while PF Mike Muscala added 18 points (including 5 three-pointers), and PG George Hill with 13 with his last free-throw tipping the balance to OKC’s favor. Oklahoma City is 3rd at 3-4 in the Northwest Division and 12th in the Western Conference.

The Thunder will travel to the Big Apple with 102.0 ppg at 43.8% from the field while letting other ball clubs score up to 110.7 ppg. Oklahoma City garnered 43.7 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 5.1 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game. Alexander is the team’s top point producer with 19.0 ppg, 42.7% FG shooting, and 76.5% from the FT stripe.

  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 matches against the Knicks.

  • OKC is 7-1 SU in its last 8 outings against New York.

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Thunder’s last 7 games down the road.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks Predictions 1/8/2021

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are on a 3-game winning streak after trouncing the Utah Jazz to a score of 112-100 at the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York, Wednesday. PF Julius Randle delivered 30 points and pulled 16 rebounds off the glass followed by PG Austin Rivers who led the rally with 23 points including 14 straight hoops down the final minutes of the game. PG Elfrid Payton brought in 22 to help NY win over Utah. New York is in 3rd place at 5-3 in the Atlantic Division and 5th in the Eastern Conference.

The Knicks will try to maintain their level of play with 104.4 ppg at 46.4% from the field while letting opponents put in 104.5 ppg. New York made 46.9 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 7.3 steals per match. Randle wipes NY’s score sheets with 23.1 ppg, 48.5% FG shooting, and 77.8% from the FT area.

  • New York is 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the Knick’s last 6 contests against the Thunder.

  • The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games at home.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks. The NCAAB pick is the New York Knicks. NY’s rookie SF Obi Toppin is back in training and is not sure to play in this contest. Both squads are in the first 7 lists in defense and prefer to play at a slower pace. The under is the best bet predicted to a score of 106-101 in favor of the Knicks.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks 1/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 P.M. ET

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY

Date: Friday, January 8, 2021, 7:30 PM (EST)


NBA ODDS: New York Knicks -2.5


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