Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New York Knicks - 11/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (6-6) at Oklahoma City Thunder (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks invade the Chesapeake Energy Arena to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
The Knicks have won four of their last six games and will be going for a third straight tonight after beating the Hornets by 102-94 on Tuesday. Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and five assists while Arron Afflalo chipped in with 16 points, but the night belonged to Kristaps Porzingis who scored a season-high 29 points with 11 rebounds. Many Knicks fans weren't too happy with Porzingis on draft day, but he certainly won over a lot of people with the game-winning performance.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder were going through a bit of a slide with a couple of losses in a row, but they turned it around with a nice 110-103 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook poured in a season-high 43 points with nine rebounds and eight assists while shooting 14 of 25 while Enes Kanter added 24 points off the bench as the Thunder took advantage of a Pelicans team missing four of their usual starters. Kevin Durant sat out his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Knicks.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last seven against the Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record.
Head to head, the Knicks are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Oklahoma City and the under is 6-2 in the last eight overall.
Westbrook has played to lead the Thunder to three double digit wins in their last four games at home, but you have to give credit to the Knicks who have actually been playing some decent basketball. I like the Thunder to still win at home, but I think the Knicks with the points are the pick.