Rockets @ Knicks – Yao in the Big Apple
The Houston Rockets (27-17 SU, 20-24 ATS, 24-20 O/U) bounced back nicely form a loss in their previous outing, beating the Detroit Pistons 108-105 on Sunday to cover the spread for BetUS NBA Sportsbook betting backers as a 3-point road underdog. The New York Knicks (18-25 SU, 24-19 ATS, 17-26 O/U) are coming off a 116-110 road loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday where they failed to covert the spread for BetUS NBA sports betting backers as a 7.5-point underdog.
The Rockets got 24 points and nine rebounds from veteran forward Ron Artest while power forward Luis Scola chipped in with 21 points in the win.
The Knicks saw backup point guard Nate Robinson score a game-high 26 points while veteran forward Tim Thomas added 24 points in a losing effort.
Here is a look at tonight’s key trends, followed by my in-depth analysis and NBA Free Pick.
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New York
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New York is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York’s last 14 games
Houston Rockets -1 -110
New York Knicks +1 -110
Over 206½ -110
Under 206½ -110
Analysis: I’ll keep this pick short and sweet by simply saying that I fully expect the Houston Rockets to win this contest and cover the spread despite being on the road as they are facing a team that plays absolutely no defense whatsoever in the New York Knicks.
Don’t think twice beloved NBA sports bettors, just take the Rockets and don’t look back.