Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 33-13 and a road record of 12-8. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. Oklahoma City is 9-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-4. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 22-24 and a home record of 13-9. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of -1.6. New York has a division record of 6-2 and a conference record of 15-16. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 26.6 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Oklahoma City averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
New York averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.8 per game. The Knicks allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-27-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-27-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 26-20-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-21-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Steven Adams Elbow out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/25/16 F Carmelo Anthony Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
01/25/16 F Lance Thomas Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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