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Knicks face Rockets: NBA odds preview

New York KnicksHouston Rockets
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets Odds


The visiting Knicks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Toyota Center against the Rockets.

The Rockets sit at 11-8 (11-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Knicks are currently 7-12 (5-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 8-11 OU, and New York is 5-14 OU.

View New York vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rockets in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockets rated this week at No. 15 and the Knicks sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-95 result in favor of the Rockets today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 6-ranked offense (98.3 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.5 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.5 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

New York lost its last outing, a 99-89 result against the Heat on January 27. The Knicks covered in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York got 21 points from Bill Walker but lost anyway 99-89 against the Heat on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Houston was a 103-76 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The battle between the Rockets and Wizards didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington was handed a 103-76 defeat on Friday at Toyota Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Knicks at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Houston is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing New York
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Detroit, Tuesday, January 31
Houston home to Minnesota, Monday, January 30