The New York Knicks visit an old friend when they travel to Oklahoma City on Thursday. Waiting for them will be former teammate Carmelo Anthony and his new team, the Thunder. Your free NBA pick is to take the New York Knicks +12.5.
Another “Super Team”
Oklahoma City is another team trying to build a “super team.” They acquired Anthony and Paul George to go along with guard Russell Westbrook. All three of these guys are used to having the ball in their hands early and often in every game.
As we have seen with most of these newly formed “super teams,” there is an adjustment period at the beginning of and early in the season. Cohesiveness among multiple superstar players takes time. I like to fade these teams early in the season during their time of adjustment, as they tend to be overvalued.
The Knicks should not lack for motivation tonight. They should be highly motivated to prove to “Melo” that they can win without him. I expect them to hang tough for the full 48 minutes tonight.
Your Free NBA Pick for Thursday is…
So, your 1% of bankroll free NBA pick for Thursday is to take the New York Knicks +12.5.