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Knicks host Rockets in basketball action

Houston RocketsNew York Knicks
5-4November 14, 2013, 08:00 | Madison Square Garden3-4

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New York and Houston on Thursday, with the host Knicks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Knicks sport a record of 3-4 and 3-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 5-4 and 3-5-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-3 for the Knicks and 5-4 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Knicks installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Knicks and the No. 10-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-90 result in favor of the Rockets.

Houston was a 123-117 loser in its last match on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 240 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Jeremy Lin chucked in 34 points for Houston on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 123-117 at Wells Fargo Center.

The Knicks were a 95-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. Carmelo Anthony went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds leading New York over Atlanta, 95-91, on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 29-rated squad against Houston's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 8 in the league with 8.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.67 per outing.

Next up:
Houston home to Denver, Saturday, November 16th
New York home to Atlanta, Saturday, November 16th