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New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Preview, and Odds 12/27/2023

The Knicks and Thunder will meet for the first time this season. The Knicks are coming off of a strong win against the Bucks on Christmas day while the Thunder lost their last game but they've been off since Saturday so they come into this matchup with fresh legs. Let's get into our New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction for tonight 12/27/23.


New York Knicks:

  • The Knicks have been in good form, winning three of their last four games. In their impressive win over the Bucks, Jalen Brunson led the team with 38 points, and Julius Randle contributed 24 points and nine rebounds.

  • The Knicks' performance has been bolstered by their scoring and rebounding capabilities. However, they will have to adjust to playing without Mitchell Robinson, who is out for the season due to an ankle injury.


Oklahoma City Thunder

  • The Thunder have been on a good run, winning 8 of their last 11 games. Their recent win against the Timberwolves was a dominant performance, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scoring 34 points.

  • Oklahoma City is ranked fifth in scoring offense and third in field goal percentage in the NBA. Their strength lies in their depth, shooting, and a solid 6-1 record against Eastern Conference teams this season.

  • Despite playing the second game of a back-to-back, the Thunder have historically performed well in such scenarios, adding an interesting dynamic to this matchup.


Game Prediction:

  • The Thunder are slightly favored in this game, especially given their strong offensive capabilities and home-court advantage. However, the Knicks' recent form suggests they could pose a serious challenge.

  • There's good value on the Knicks to win this game as slight dogs tonight.

  • Both teams are expected to put up a good scoring performance, making it a high-scoring affair.


Knicks +110



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