BetNow Online Sportsbook

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 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: May 2, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: AT&T Sportsnet – SW | MSG
Stream: NBA League Pass

New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets 5/2/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Knicks -8 (-110) 216.5 o (-110) -400
Houston Rockets +8 (-110) 216.5 u (-110) +300
Bet Now on this Game

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

Trends

New York Knicks

New York are 13-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York’s last 9 games.
New York are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
New York are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Houston.
Knicks are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games against Houston.
New York are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
New York are 1-14 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Knicks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Houston Rockets

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Houston are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games against New York.
Houston are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Houston are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against New York.
Rockets are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Houston are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games played in May.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

New York Knicks

Mitchell Robinson C Foot is out indefinitely

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
D.J. Augustin PG Ankle is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Hamstring is out for season
Avery Bradley SG Calf is “?” Sunday vs New York
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Danuel House Jr. SG Ankle is “?” Sunday vs New York
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Knee is “?” Sunday vs New York

Head-to-Head
New York Knicks Houston Rockets
40-22-1 Against the Spread 22-42-0
28-35-0 Straight Up 27-36-1
107 Points per Game 108
105 Points Allowed per Game 115
45.65 Offensive FG% 44.27
77.88 Offensive FT% 74.18
38.69 Offensive 3PT% 33.65
44.35 Defensive FG% 47.36
75.49 Defensive FT% 78.03
33.83 Defensive 3PT% 37.82

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