The Houston Rockets travel to Madison Square Garden on Monday evening in a non-conference NBA matchup against the New York Knicks.
The Rockets are last in the Western Conference with an 18-57 record this season. They are on a five-game losing streak after a 108-91 road loss on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Knicks are trying to avoid the play-in tournament this year with a 42-33 record, which is fifth in the Eastern Conference. They are on a three-game losing streak after a 111-106 road loss against the Orlando Magic on Thursday.
This is the second and final game between the two teams. The Knicks picked up a 108-88 road win back on New Year’s Eve in Houston.
Fixture: Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
Date and Time: Monday, March 27, 2023, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks: Betting Odds
|Rockets||+625||+12.5 (-110)||Over 230 (-110)|
|Knicks||-900||-12.5 (-110)||Under 230 (-110)|
|Jae’Sean Tate||Questionable||Knee Injury|
|Jalen Brunson||Questionable||Right Hand Sprain|
|Trevor Keels||OUT||Right Foot Contusion|
|Duane Washington Jr||OUT||Sore Hip|
Houston: PG Kevin Porter Jr, SG Jalen Green, SF Kenyon Martin Jr, PF Jabari Smith, C Alperen Sengun
New York: PG Jalen Brunson, SG Quentin Grimes, SF RJ Barrett, PF Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson
Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks: Game Prediction
A level of exhaustion is going to hit this Houston Rockets team as they are on the second half of a back-to-back. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have not played since Thursday.
These teams are at two completely different levels. The Rockets are trying to play spoiler while the Knicks are trying to get to the fourth seed in the East.
There is a sizable divide between the two teams’ shooting from beyond the arc. Houston is shooting 32.6 percent from three, which is last in the sport. Meanwhile, New York is not doing great, but it is 23rd in the NBA with 34.9% from beyond the arc.
The Knicks have figured out how to cover the spread in six of their last seven games against the Rockets. So go with the New York Knicks to cover the spread here.