Thunder vs. Knicks Prediction and Odds (Don't Trust Knicks Without RJ Barrett)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort. / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder are looking to snap a five-game losing streak on Monday night when they take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. 

OKC won the first matchup between these two teams, but it is down its best player in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for Monday’s matchup. 

The Knicks are the definition of inconsistency, as they upset the Golden State Warriors and then followed that with a blown game against the tanking Portland Trail Blazers. This team is nearly impossible to bet on right now, but we’re going to power through. 

Let’s check out the odds for this game via WynnBET

Thunder vs. Knicks Odds, Spread and Total


  • Thunder +8 (-110)
  • Knicks -8 (-110)


  • Thunder: +280
  • Knicks: -360


  • 205.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Thunder vs. Knicks Prediction and Pick

There is no way that I can back the Knicks as eight-point favorites on Monday. 

New York is coming off a brutal loss on Saturday, blowing a 20-point second half lead and a 15-point fourth quarter lead to the tanking Blazers. 

Oklahoma City is the second best team in the NBA, going 34-19-3 against the spread this season and 19-10 ATS as a road underdog. Honestly, this is a game OKC may win outright. 

The Knicks have been an absolute abomination on offense, especially late in games, and that should help OKC stay in this game even though it has the worst offensive rating in the NBA.

RJ Barrett won’t play again for the Knicks with an ankle injury, and Mitchell Robinson, Cam Reddish and Nerlens Noel are listed as questionable. The Knicks simply aren’t good enough to trust as heavy favorites while they deal with injuries. 

Lean: Thunder +8 (-110)

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record in the NBA this season here.