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Sky is the Limit for Sharpshooting Rockets

The Houston Rockets are a sizzling 14-2 in the month of December and can tie a franchise record for victories in a month when they welcome the New York Knicks to town on Saturday. Sportsbooks opened the Rockets as 9-point favorites with a total of 222.5.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Rockets' last 5 games.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Houston.
  • The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Houston is playing in the second half of a back-to-back set after setting a season high for points in a 140-116 pummelling of the L.A. Clippers. Star point guard James Harden dropped 30 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his seventh triple-double of the campaign. The Rockets have now scored 100 or more points in 20 consecutive tilts.

The Knicks are faltering heading into the New Year, as Kristaps Porzingis and company have los six of eight and scored less than 100 points in each of the past two.

Home court advantage has been nonexistent in this matchup, as visiting clubs are 8-0 SU in their last eight meetings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the New York Knicks listed as 9-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 222.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 122-105 victory for the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets sport a record of 25-9 and 23-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the New York Knicks sit at 16-16 and 19-13 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 19-15 for the Houston Rockets and 16-15-1 for the New York Knicks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs New York injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Houston Rockets and the No. 15-ranked New York Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New York Knicks rank No. 3 in the league with 46.25 per game. That compares with Houston's No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA's No. 1-ranked team at 14.91 per game, while the New York Knicks rate No. 15 with 8.94 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York got 26 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 104-92 loss against New Orleans on Friday at Smoothie King Center.

Los Angeles was run off the court by the Rockets on Friday as Houston blasted the Clippers 140-116 at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • New York is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • New York is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Orlando, Monday, January 2nd
Houston home to Washington, Monday, January 2nd

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