Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Thunder vs Knicks March 13
The NBA has some interesting clashes lined-up over the weekend. On Saturday, Oklahoma City Thunder has a huge task in hand when they face a formidable challenge against New York Knicks in their own backyard.
The hosts are desperate to sort out their inconsistency concerns with the Knicks slowly sliding down in the table.
Even though this rivalry looks like producing a thriller according to predictions, the recent form suggests a clear upper hand to the Thunder with the New York based club requiring a huge effort to pull off an unlikely victory.
New York Knicks have so far lost 19 games and won same number of games this NBA season while OKC Thunders have won only 16 and lost 21 games. However, as per FiveThirtyEight, the Thunders starts as favorites for this game. The latest Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated on game day.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Oklahoma City Thunder did get off to a reasonable start with a win against Hornets. But it didn’t settle any nerves as they continuously lost games against stronger sides.
On top of this, they were on a small winning streak that was completely outdone by a losing streak, pushing the side to a corner. In the last 5 matches, they have managed three victories against reasonably weak sides like Mavericks and Spurs but have succumbed when they faced the likes of Nuggets and Heat.
Overall, they have registered 11 wins and have lost 15 games in this season slating them at the 11th spot.
The New York Knicks were pretty slow to start off as they failed to win the first two games. Their campaign continued to be a roller coaster ride filled with wins and losses at an equal rate.
They were on a five-match losing streak in the midst of January that hampered their further progress. But they made further amends in February that enabled them to get back to business with a 7-3 win-loss record.
In their last outing against Bucks, they were provided with a huge blow as they lost by a 134-101 margin. They have achieved 19 wins and 19 losses so far.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (134 games): Thunder – 68 wins, Knicks – 66 wins.
Playoffs played: 0 games.
Previous meeting: Thunder won 101-89 on 8th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Aleksej Pokusevski is the power forward in the side who has averaged just 3.3 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 14 points along with 8 rebounds in 30 minutes.
Gilgeous Alexander is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 51.1% and a 3-pointer conversion of 41.2% so far.
Al Horford who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 14 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in his career.
Luguentz Dort is another important forward who averages close to 12.3 points in every outing. He came up with 14 points and 2 assists against Mavericks.
Immanuel Quickley who is the shooting guard in the side has an efficiency rating of 18.27 and average of 12.2 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 38.9 who has contributed 15 points and 1 rebound against Bucks.
RJ Barrett is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 44.3% and a 3-pointer conversion of 35% so far. Julius Randle who usually plays as the power forward is a top-rated player averaging 23.2 points per game along with 11.1 successful dribbles.
Nerlens Noel who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 61.3 and a free throw percentage of 66.7. He averaged 6.1 rebounds per game in 32 games he was part of.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The hosts have an easy task in hand with the visitors looking to bag an important win here on Tuesday. According to FiveThirtyEight, despite dominance by Thunder, their opponents have a reasonable chance of 39% to pull off a victory with the giant side clearly ahead at 61%.
Shifting our focus to the outright predictions, the Oddschecker platform has tipped that the New York based side to win the NBA title with odds of 275/1 whereas the Thunder stand no chance to live the glory this time around. SMarkets is another platform which has reiterated the same, giving a clear edge to the Knicks.