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Rockets’ Shooting Woes are Costing Hoops Bettors

The Houston Rockets were one of the best shooting teams in the NBA a year ago, but they haven’t looked the part in the young 2017-18 campaign. A date with the red-hot Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden awaits the Rockets on Wednesday.

Xbet opened the Rockets as 5.5-point road favorites with a total of 212.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Knicks’ last four games.
  • The Rockets are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games against the Knicks.
  • The Rockets are 4-1 SU in their last five games on the road.

Houston paced the Association in three-point attempts last season (40.3 per game) and connected on 35.7 percent of those attempts en route to grabbing the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference. The Rockets haven’t been as sharp on that end this year, as they’re shooting 30.7 percent on 44 attempts per game after going 13-for-47 from downtown in a 115-107 home setback to Philadelphia on Monday.

Porzingis has been the major reason for the Knicks’ turnaround after an ugly 0-3 SU start, as the Latvian poured in a career-high 38 points in a 116-110 win over Denver in the second night of a back-to-back on Monday. New York played its best game of the season on Sunday, hammering the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers 114-95 while easily covering as 10.5-point road dogs.

If the Knicks win tonight, it’ll be a huge shift in the series. Houston has straight-up dominated New York in recent years, going 14-1 SU in the last 15 meetings between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the New York Knicks as 6-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 214 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-104 win for the Knicks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York battles the Houston Rockets, currently with a 5-3 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 2-4 for the New York Knicks and 2-6 for the Houston Rockets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Houston injuries news.

The Knicks sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Rockets are at No. 13 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Houston Rockets rank No. 18 in the league with 43.63 per game. That compares with New York's No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA's No. 27-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Houston Rockets rate No. 1 with 13.5 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got 29 points from James Harden en route to a 115-107 loss against Philadelphia on Monday at Toyota Center.

The Knicks got a 38-point performance from Kristaps Porzingis as New York handed Denver a 116-110 defeat on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • New York is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 15 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Atlanta, Friday, November 3
New York home to Phoenix, Friday, November 3

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