New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets 5/2/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets 5/2/2021 – The New York Knicks are positioned to make the NBA playoffs and this team is determined to do their best to lock up the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference. They have a good chance of solidifying their position when they battle the Houston Rockets next Sunday, May 2 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Broadcast rights are being shared by the AT&T Sportsnet-SWE and MSG. The live telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will also be shown via online live streaming in NBA League Pass. The New York Knicks are expected by NBA betting lines to take home the victory after this game against the Houston Rockets.
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets 5/2/2021
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets 5/2/2021 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks have only lost once in the last ten games. They managed to bounce back immediately from a loss against the Phoenix Suns with a win over the Chicago Bulls by 19 points, 113-94. Julius Randle has been carrying this team and the first time NBA-All star was able to tally 34 points, seven rebounds and three assists. RJ Barrett is fitting well as the second-best scoring option doing 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three triples while RJ Bullock and rookie Immanuel Quickley backed them up by scoring 13 points each. Nerlens Noel has been meaning the center position and filled in with 8 points, eight boards and five blocks.
Players to watch: J. Randle PF 62 GP 62 GS 37.5 MIN 24.1 PTS 1.3 OR 9.1 DR 10.4 REB 5.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.4 TO 3.1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.19 PER
R. Barrett SG 63 GP 63 GS 34.7 MIN 17.6 PTS 1 OR 4.7 DR 5.7 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.74 PER
D. Rose PG 27 GP 3 GS 26.1 MIN 13.6 PTS 0.3 OR 2.2 DR 2.6 REB 4.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.3 TO 1.2 PF 3.3 AST/TO 17.21 PER.
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets tallied their 16th victory of the season but they were not able to do back-to-back and lost to the Golden State Warriors during their last matchup, 113-87. They are still the worst team in the league right now with their record of 16-48. During their match against the Warriors, Kevin Porter Jr. and Kenyon Martin Jr. each had 16 points to lead the team. Martin indeed nine boards to his stat line while Porter had six assists and three rebounds. Jae Sean Tate did 14 points, four rebounds and three assists while Christian Wood and Armoni Brooks each tallied 10.
Players to Watch: C. Wood C 39 GP 39 GS 32.4 MIN 21.3 PTS 1.9 OR 7.9 DR 9.7 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.96 PER
J. Wall PG 40 GP 40 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.65 PER
K. Olynyk PF 19 GP 17 GS 31.4 MIN 18.8 PTS 1.5 OR 6.7 DR 8.3 REB 3.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 2.8 PF 1.2 AST/TO 21.53 PER.
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets 5/2/2021 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 13-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson C Foot is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The New York Knicks are becoming a legit force in the NBA Eastern Conference and they are out to prove it by taking a high playoff spot. Online sportsbook sees that the New York Knicks have no chance against their 90s rival for this game.
Moneyline: The Rockets as the home team is given an ML of +300 if they pull an upset win while the Knicks are at -400.
ATS: It is six points on the ATS for this matchup with the Knicks going getting the -8 while the Rockets are on the far side with +8.
TOTALs: It is 216 points on the total for both teams to dance on with the Rockets the team under and the Knicks are over.
Score Prediction: 117 – 105, Knicks