Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 27-18. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.5 as they average 113.5 points per contest while giving up 109.0 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-34. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.1 points per contest and give up 115.4, which is a point differential of -8.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-21-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-22-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 21-22-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 23-21-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/19/19 C Enes Kanter Personal missed last game, is probable Monday vs Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Paul George averages 26.7 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.8 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Tim Hardaway averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.0 per game. The Thunder allow 109.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 23rd in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Knicks surrender 115.4 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Thunder are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 4th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
New York is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Knicks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +8.5
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