New York Knicks (19-19) at Oklahoma City Thunder (16-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.8 points and 5.6 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.5 points and five rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Hamidou Diallo is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Thunder are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 47-21 ATS in their last 68 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 overall. The under is 9-4 in Thunder last 13 overall. The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Oklahoma City and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The New York Knicks have been head and shoulders the more consistent team this season, and they're 8-4 against the spread when a single digit favorite. The Oklahoma City Thunder have some recent wins, but they're still losing their last five games by an average of 3.4 points and the offense goes through serious droughts at times. Early games can be weird in the NBA and the Knicks are more attractive in the underdog role, but I'll lay the chalk anyway.