Thunder at Knicks - 1/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (33-13) at New York Knicks (22-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOK, MSG
The Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.9 points and 9.7 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won seven of their last nine road games. Steven Adams is questionable with an elbow injury.
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The New York Knicks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.9 points and 1.8 assists. Robin Lopez is grabbing six rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.2 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won six of their last seven home games. Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas are questionable.
The Thunder are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York.
The Knicks are playing better but beating a hot Thunder team may be pushing things a little bit. I'll side with OKC by double digits.