New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: 1/8/2021 Betting Trends, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 8, 2021

The New York Knicks (5-3) will attempt to build on a three-game win streak when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder (3-4) on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Madison Square Garden as only 2.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 7:30 PM ET on FS-OK. The over/under is 208.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Knicks vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Knicks -2.5 -110 -110 208.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on New York Knicks or the Oklahoma City Thunder for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Oklahoma City has a 7-3 record against New York. The Thunder also have a 1-0 record against the spread when taking on the Knicks.

Knicks vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2020 Thunder Knicks -5.5 216.5 -225 179 Regular Season 126-103 OKC
1/21/2019 Knicks Regular Season 127-109 OKC
11/14/2018 Thunder Regular Season 128-103 OKC
12/16/2017 Knicks Regular Season 111-96 NY
10/19/2017 Thunder Regular Season 105-84 OKC
2/15/2017 Thunder Regular Season 116-105 OKC
11/28/2016 Knicks Regular Season 112-103 OKC
1/26/2016 Knicks Regular Season 128-122 OKC
11/20/2015 Thunder Regular Season 93-90 NY
1/28/2015 Knicks Regular Season 100-92 NY

Knicks Betting Information

  • Against the spread, New York has been strong this season, posting a 5-3 record.
  • New York and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 2 of 8 games this season (25%).
Bet on the New York Knicks to win the NBA Championship.

Thunder Betting Information

  • Oklahoma City has covered the spread in more than half of its games, going 4-3 ATS.
  • In most of Oklahoma City’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (3 out of 7 games, 42.9%).
Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Knicks and their opponents have combined to put up more than 208.5 points in 500% of their games this season (40 of eight opportunities).
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have combined to score at least 208.5 points in four of seven outings (57.1%) this year.
  • The Knicks and the Thunder combine to average 2.1 less points per game than the over/under of 208.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 215.2 points per game, 6.7 more than the point total for this matchup.
  • The average point total for Knicks games this year is 0.4 more points than the over/under of 208.5 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Thunder games this year is 4.2 more points than the point total of 208.5 in this outing.
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Knicks Leaders

  • The Knicks points, rebounds and assists leader is Julius Randle. He scores 23.1 points per game and adds 12.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists.
  • The Knicks are led by Reggie Bullock from beyond the arc. He connects on 1.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Mitchell Robinson leads New York in both blocks and steals, averaging 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.

Thunder Leaders

  • The Thunder go-to guy, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, leads the team in both scoring (19.0 points per game) and assists (6.7 assists per game).
  • Darius Bazley collects all of the boards and is the Oklahoma City leader in rebounds, getting 9.0 per game.
  • Mike Muscala makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, cashing in 2.4 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Oklahoma City grabs more steals than George Hill (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Bazley (1.1 per game).
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