Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 3/2/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 3/2/2020 – The Houston Rockets put their six-game winning streak on the line when they visit the New York Knicks. Houston is tipped by NBA best bets to prevail as they try to climb up the Western Conference standings. Currently at fourth spot but are just two games ahead of the Utah Jazz. The Knicks are coming off a win but remain inconsistent. New York is trying to win as much as they can to avoid the cellar in the Eastern Conference.
Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 3/2/2020
Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 3/2/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets are coming off a nail-biting win over the Boston Celtics but face a lighter opponent in the Knicks. The small-ball ploy has been successful thus far for head coach Mike D’Antoni although they cannot take New York lightly. Offense is not expected to be a problem with James Harden and Russell Westbrook in the lead. Their defense is not that good, allowing opponents 114.1 points per game. If the Knicks get hot, Houston may have a problem.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 55 GP 55 GS 36.7 MIN 35.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 7.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 29.42 PER
R. Westbrook PG 48 GP 48 GS 35.9 MIN 27.3 PTS 1.7 OR 6.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 4.3 TO 3.6 PF 1.7 AST/TO 21.6 PER
R. Covington PF 8 GP 7 GS 31.3 MIN 12.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.8 DR 6.9 REB 1.5 AST 1.1 STL 2.6 BLK 1 TO 3.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 14.36 PER
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks got back on the winning track after beating Chicago Saturday. However, they face a powerhouse team in the Rockets who have thrived with a small-ball lineup. Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett will need to play well for New York to have a chance. Their defense needs to tighten up, seeing how they are giving up 111.9 points per contest. Against an offensive-minded team like Houston, that needs a lot of improvement.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 57 GP 57 GS 32.6 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.3 OR 7.3 DR 9.6 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.17 PER
R. Barrett SG 49 GP 48 GS 30.4 MIN 13.7 PTS 1 OR 4.1 DR 5.1 REB 2.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 9.88 PER
E. Payton PG 38 GP 29 GS 27.7 MIN 9.8 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 7.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 3.4 AST/TO 15.82 PER
Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 3/2/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock SF Illness is “?” Monday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The New York Knicks will need tremendous outings from its players to pull off an upset against the surging Rockets. NBA gambling see the Rockets pulling this one off as they ramp up their playoff drive. Houston’s run-and-gun game will be too much for the Knicks who will miss the postseason yet again.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Rockets for this game is at -450 while the Knicks are at +360 at home.
ATS: -8.5 is given to the Rockets across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Knicks with +8.5.
TOTALs: 231 is the given total for this match with the Jazz going over and the Cavaliers the team under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 109 Rockets