New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets - 3/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (39-20) at New York Knicks (18-42)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +9 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Houston Rockets look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.9 points and 7.3 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.6 points and 7.2 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won three straight road games.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.3 points and 9.6 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 13.8 points and five rebounds. Reggie Bullock is dishing 1.4 assists and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have split their last six home games.
The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite. The Knicks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The under is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 road games. The over is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall. The Rockets are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York and 17-8 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
These teams just met last week and the Houston Rockets won by 11 points while scoring 123 points on 50 percent shooting. The Rockets are playing their best ball since going to a small ball lineup, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 16 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from three. The New York Knicks are capable of putting together surprising performances and playing up to their competition at times, but I'm not stepping in front of the Rockets right now.