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(26-20) Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks (10-35)
Date: Wednesday January 23
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 226
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The Rockets looked run-down and ragged on Monday night in Philly, where the Sixers dropped them by 28 points. James Harden had 37 but just three assists and even less help. Kenneth Faried, playing his first game with Houston, scored 13 off the bench and Gerald Green had 18.
The fact that a guy who was, as of the weekend, unemployed and Gerald Green are the best help The Beard has gives you a glimpse into how dire the Rockets’ situation is. Harden has been unbelievable but it still feels like Houston’s season is being held together by tape and staples right now, given how hard and how long they have leaned on their star.
It’s a desperate countdown for Chris Paul’s return, which should be sometime at the end of this month or the start of February; the timetable is still unclear but I read a report that stated the Rockets are expecting him back sometime next week.
Eric Gordon has played two games now, after leaving the game in his initial comeback. He scored eight points in 27 minutes against Philly but did hit a big shot in the game before, an overtime victory over the Lakers.
The Rockets’ schedule has been favorable at the right time, with all the injuries and it continues through the month. After this game, Houston hosts Toronto, Orlando and New Orleans before opening February with a road trip against some fellow West Coast foes. If Paul isn’t back by then, it’s going to get ugly.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have won just one game in their last fifteen games. They just finished one of the kindest stretches you’ll find in an NBA regular season schedule, where they played just six games in 19 days.
It started with a win at the Staples Center against the Lakers but concluded with five consecutive losses, low-lighted by an 18-point loss at home to the Thunder.
There are a lot of terrible teams in the Eastern Conference but the Knicks look like just about the worst. New York ranks dead last in the NBA in field goal percentage and assists. It’s in the bottom three in opponent field goal percentage and defensive rebounding.
In news off the floor, Kristaps Porzingis is set to be re-evaluated in the middle of February.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-2 in HOU last 10 Wed. games.
- Over is 11-3 in HOU last 14 vs. Eastern Conference.
- HOU are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- NY are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Over is 10-4 in NY last 14 vs. Western Conference.
- Head to Head: Road team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
- Head to Head: HOU are 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
Free Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction: Harden.
I’m tempted to take the Knicks and will if they’re catching something crazy like double-digits. You just know Harden is going to do something special at MSG, though. The Knicks are just dreadful.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 121 – New York 113
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