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Houston favored by -11 against New York on Friday

New York KnicksHouston Rockets
10-21January 03, 2014, 08:00 | Toyota Center21-13

Toyota Center will feature Rockets vs. Knicks action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

This season the Rockets are 21-13 overall and 17-14-3 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 10-21 and 11-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Houston is 17-17 on the OU, and New York is 18-13.

View New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Rockets sat as -11-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 207.5.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 10-rated Rockets and the No. 18-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-89 win for the Rockets on Friday.

Last time out for New York, they were a 105-101 winner as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio was scorched by Iman Shumpert for 27 points as the Knicks defated the Spurs 105-101 in NBA action on Thursday.

Houston was a 110-106 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 216 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rockets got a terrific 38-point performance from James Harden but Sacramento handed them a 110-106 defeat on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 7-rated squad against New York's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 6 in the league with 9.09 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.81 per outing.

Next up:
New York at Dallas, Sunday, January 5th
Houston home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 8th