New york knicks vs houston rockets prediction

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What time does the New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets tip off?

The New York Knicks (12-16) travel to Toyota Center Thursday to take on the Houston Rockets (9-19). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Knicks vs. Rockets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

How can the Knicks beat the Rockets without RJ Barrett?

They should be able to score on a weak Houston interior even without Barrett. Also, the Knicks rank ninth in offensive rebounding rate while the Rockets are in the bottom 10 in defensive rebounding.

Where do the Rockets and Knicks rank in defensive rating?

The Rockets and Knicks both rank in the bottom half of the league in defensive rating, coming in 25th and 23rd respectively. However, I’d wait for their injury report to be released to confirm Gordon is playing, and I’d be good to place a fraction of a unit on Houston if he is.

Are the Houston Rockets a good road underdog?

After starting the season 1-16 the Rockets have been on fire lately. Houston has won eight of its last 13 games. Houston is 8-6-1 ATS as a road underdog and 15-12-1 ATS on the season.

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New York Knicks Preview

Coming off a loss against the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks also had to be the team that the Warriors’ guard Steph Curry made history against.


Key Player – Julius Randle

The key player for the New York Knicks in this game will be Julius Randle. Randle has been the centerpiece of New York’s offense since last season. This is largely because of his ability to contribute to the team in multiple forms.


New York Knicks Predicted Lineup

G – Derrick Rose | G – Alec Burks | F – Evan Fournier | F – Julius Randle | C – Nerlens Noel


Houston Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets will be coming off a blowout loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers to end their road trip. Having split the three-games 1-2, the Rockets will have more pressing concerns ahead of their return home.


Key Player – Alperen Sengun

The key player for the Houston Rockets in this game will be Alperen Sengun. The rookie will be coming off the bench, but the minutes played by Sengun are extremely valuable to the Rockets.


Houston Rockets Predicted Lineup

G – DJ Augustin | G – Garrison Mathews | F – Armoni Brooks | F – Jae’Sean Tate | C – Daniel Theis


Knicks vs Rockets Match Predictions

The Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks matchup could be a lot closer than expected.


Houston Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets are having a miserable start to the season. They have lost 13 games in a row heading into their clash against the New York Knicks. The Rockets have an overall record of 1-14. They have not won since beating the OKC Thunder in their second game of the season.


Key Player – Christian Wood

Christian Wood is one of the feel-good stories in the NBA. He went undrafted in 2015, and played in the G League and five NBA team, before landing with the Houston Rockets. Wood had a breakout campaign last season, where he averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.


Houston Rockets Predicted Lineup

G – Jalen Green; G – Eric Gordon; F – Jae’Sean Tate; F – Christian Wood; C – Daniel Theis.


New York Knicks Preview

The New York Knicks had lofty expectations heading into the season after their first playoff appearance since 2013 last campaign. The Knicks added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier, while extending Julius Randle’s contract. They started the season on fire, beating the Chicago Bulls.


Key Player – Julius Randle

Julius Randle led the New York Knicks to their first postseason appearance since 2013 last season. Randle had a career season, averaging 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and six assists per game. He also won the 2021 NBA Most Improved Player Award.


New York Knicks Predicted Lineup

G – Jalen Brunson; G – Tim Hardaway Jr.; F – Dorian Finney-Smith; F – Kristaps Porzingis; C – Dwight Powell.


Rockets vs Knicks Match Prediction

The Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks matchup remains intriguing despite the visitors’ losing streak. The Rockets enter the game without a care in the world, while the Knicks are at home where they have a losing record this season.


Money line (ML)

The Knicks (-500) will cost you five times your potential return. As bad as Houston is, and as red-hot as New York has been, you just cannot risk this kind of money, particularly on a road team.


Against the spread (ATS)

The KNICKS -9.5 (-115) being heavy favorites just doesn’t seem real after decades of poor performances, but they have been solid this season. New York crushed Houston in the first meeting, and it will do it again here.


EARLY BIRD TOP TIP

Houston Rockets are currently ranked thirteenth in the West and are losing a lot of their games. They have a chance to improve their record today at home. New York Knicks are in twelfth place in the East and have lost a lot of games and should improve their record. A big fight for the win could result in a lot of high-scoring games.


NEW TOP TIP

The away team are the better team of the two and should be able to win the game easily . The stats are good here to consider so for that reason I’m placing my bet on them to win the game easily . Good luck to us all . . .


LONG SHOT TOP TIP

knox is out, barrett aswell so new york has currently a little bit problem with injuries and covid protocol. new york is currently in the really bad form with 4 defeats in a row, the last one was vs golden state. here i think that new york will start better in the first half, but my tip is 2/1.


BANKER TOP TIP

I believe this game will decide on the points because both teams need to win this game. I believe that the over 207.5 points market is the most suitable for this game, as I see a lot of potential in both teams for this market to be beaten. Good luck and a hug.


HIGHLIGHTED 1X2 TOP TIP

Houston Rockets have won 3 of their last 6 games and average a total of 103.9 points at home and an average total of 110.3 points per game while New York Knicks have won 1 of their last 6 games and average a total of 98.7 points when playing away and an average total of 98.7 points per game.


HIGHLIGHTED HANDICAP TOP TIP

Houston Rockets clash with New York Knicks in what will be a very interesting game. The host’s have not been performing well. Therefore in this game there is a higher chance for New York Knicks to win in this game. Good luck to the winning team as they clash in this game.

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