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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 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: March 2, 2020 7:00 pm ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, ‎New York City, New York
TV: MSG
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 3/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -8.5 (-110) 231 o (-110) -450

New York Knicks
+8.5 (-110) 231 u (-110) +360
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games.
Houston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Rockets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against New York.
Houston are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against New York.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road.
Houston are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against New York.
Houston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 17 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Houston are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

New York Knicks

New York are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games.
New York are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York’s last 10 games against Houston.
New York are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games at home.
New York are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 7 games this season.
New York are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
New York are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York’s last 9 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

No Injuries

New York Knicks

Reggie Bullock SF Illness is “?” Monday vs Houston
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Concussion is “?” Monday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets New York Knicks
29-30-0 Against the Spread 31-28-1
26-33-0 Straight Up 27-32-1
118.8 Points per Game 105.1
114.1 Points Allowed per Game 111.8
45.59 Offensive FG% 44.12
78.7 Offensive FT% 69.17
35.3 Offensive 3PT% 33.61
46.05 Defensive FG% 46.43
76.36 Defensive FT% 74.16
34.48 Defensive 3PT% 38.2

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