The New York Knicks are stringing together a much-needed win streak and they’ll look to keep that going Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This stretch of schedule has proven to be valuable for New York who has been playing catch-up in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Betting odds
According to Wynnbet, the New York Knicks are 5 point road favorites and the Thunder are 5 point home underdogs.
The Knicks moneyline is set at -220 and the Thunder at +180. The over-under for the game is set at 206 total points scored.
As it stands right now, 206 total points scored might attract some bettors to the over.
The Thunder have been a resilient team this season and have put together impressive performances against some of the league’s better teams, despite their 12-22 record.
The Knicks have notoriously played up and down to their competition, so although they deserve to be favored and should come away with a road victory, this game could be close.
New York Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Prediction
The Knicks will be without Julius Randle who entered COVID protocols yesterday. New York has actually looked much better as a team with Randle off the court, and that theory will be tested on Friday night.
The Knicks should win this one, but the game could be kept close by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and co.
OKC has been in a bit of a funk lately. Among the players who have stepped up for them, Ty Jerome has been a consistent contributor as of late.
All eyes will be on Obi Toppin, who should be in line for his first career start and extended run on the court with Randle out of the lineup.
New York could have a tough time with Gilgeous-Alexander, who could see a lot of 1-on-1 time with his countrymate RJ Barrett.
Look for the Knicks to grind this one out on the road.