In the latest bookie news, we will take a look at one of the most awaited games in the NBA’s slate this week. The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the New York Knicks for Wednesday night basketball. The Thunder are 19-9 entering the game, performing 11-5 at home. Meanwhile, the Knicks are 17-12 overall and 9-8 on the road.
A lot of bookies are getting the most out of their sportsbook pay per head software to help manage the high volume of wagers for this game. This is, after all, the first time that these two teams are facing off in over a year, so fans and bettors have been looking forward to this for quite some time.
Oklahoma City Thunder Hosts the Knicks
From a betting perspective, bettors and bookies look at past performances of each team, especially against the spread (ATS). If you look at previous games and the lines in a Bookie PPH sportsbook, you will notice that both these teams have done well this season. The Knicks are 16-12 ATS, while the Thunder are 19-8-1.
For this game, the Thunder are three point favorites to win. The over/under is at 240 points. The Thunder have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one player to watch out for. In their last game against the Timberwolves, he scored 34 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds. That was the fourth game in a row that he scored at least 30 points. Then you have Luguentz Dort, Chet Holmgren, and Jalen Williams who all also scored at least 20 points. The Thunder rank 5th in scoring and 6th in offensive rating in the league, so expect a similar performance especially in a home game.
Meanwhile, the Knicks did well in their Christmas game against the Bucks. Jalen Brunson scored 38 points, and Julius Randle scored 24 points. The game was quite a bit close at 129-122, so they will need to up their game it they want to outscore the Thunder.