Knicks vs. Thunder - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (23-22) at New York Knicks (8-37)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
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TV: FSOK, MSG
The Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks meet Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 99.8 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 98.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.6 points and 7.6 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is dishing 4.5 assists and Dion Waiters is shooting 38.3 percent from the field. The Oklahoma City Thunder are still fighting to get back in the playoff race but must get their offense going. OKC is shooting just 27.5 percent from deep in its last five games, which is not good for a team that relies heavily on jump shots. Kevin Durant is questionable for this game with a toe injury.
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The New York Knicks have won three of their last four games and play for the first time since Saturday. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 12.1 points and three assists. Quincy Acy is grabbing five rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 39.2 percent from the field. The New York Knicks are winning with their defense that’s allowing 40.5 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Knicks offense must also improve if they’re going to continue string together victories. Amar'e Stoudemire and Jose Calderon are both questionable with injuries.
The Thunder are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York.
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