Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks - 11/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (7-6) at Houston Rockets (5-8)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks travel invade the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets tonight.
The Knicks will be looking to build on their current three-game win streak after beating the Thunder in a 93-90 upset last night. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 25 points on nine of 20 shooting while Arron Afflalo added 14 points, but this win was all about defense as they held the Thunder to 38 percent shooting and Russell Westbrook to 11 of 29 shooting. The Knicks did receive a bit of a scare when they almost squandered a lead of 16 points in the fourth quarter, but they played through Anthony for scoring late and just managed to hold on.
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Meanwhile, the Rockets have lost five of their last six games and are coming off a 96-84 defeat to the Grizzlies. James Harden scored 22 points while Trevor Ariza added 19 points but the Rockets shot just 37.8 percent from the field in their worst offensive performance this season. The Rockets were able to pull off Wednesday's overtime win against the Blazers following the firing of Kevin McHale, but they certainly looked like a different team last night.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall and 8-0-1 ATS in their last nine road games, while the Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Knicks are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings in Houston and 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
Last season I would have taken the Rockets in this spot for sure, but this is a new season and a new-look Knicks who have simply been on fire covering the spread lately.