A cross-conference battle involves the New York Knicks (8-9) going on the road to play the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-9) on Monday evening. This is the final regular season matchup between these teams. On Nov. 13, OKC beat New York 145-135, marking its third straight win against the Knicks. Cam Reddish (groin) and Derrick Rose (toe) are questionable for the Knicks.
Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET. Oklahoma City is the 2-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Thunder odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set for 230.5. Before making any Thunder vs. Knicks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Thunder and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Knicks vs. Thunder:
- Knicks vs. Thunder spread: Oklahoma City -2
- Knicks vs. Thunder over/under: 230.5 points
- Knicks vs. Thunder money line: Oklahoma City -130, New York +110
- NY: Knicks are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games playing on no rest
- OKC: Thunder are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days of rest
- Knicks vs. Thunder picks: See picks here
Why the Knicks can cover
Guard Jalen Brunson is an agile and effective distributor for New York. Brunson knows how to break down the defense to either find the open man or create his own shot. The Villanova product can also score at all three levels. Brunson averages 20 points, 3.6 rebounds and a team-high 6.5 assists per game. In his last game, he dropped 27 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Forward Julius Randle is a strong and powerful force in the paint. Randle knows how to score on the block and owns good footwork to get into position. The Kentucky product is also relentless on the boards. He's leading the team in scoring (20.5) and rebounds (8.6). On Nov. 16, he finished with 34 points and 11 rebounds.
Why the Thunder can cover
Josh Giddey is a true point guard with great size and a good feel for the game. Giddey has a very high IQ and can do a little bit of everything. The 20-year-old can be an elite passer who owns outstanding court vision. He averages 14.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists per contest. In his last outing, Giddey racked up 20 points, six rebounds and 11 assists.
Forward Jalen Williams is an agile and skilled wing. Williams is a solid shooter and can be a decent facilitator. The Santa Clara product utilizes screens fairly well for mid-range shots and as a passer. He averages 9.2 points and 3.1 assists per game. The 21-year-old has scored in double figures in four of his last five games.
How to make Knicks vs. Thunder picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 224 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 70% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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