Rockets vs. Knicks - 11/24/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (4-10) at Houston Rockets (10-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSN Houston
The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets play Monday at the Toyota Center.
The New York Knicks have split their last four games and don’t exactly have the easiest schedule if they hope to turn things around. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 95.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 23.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and Amar'e Stoudemire is averaging 12 points and 7.4 rebounds. J.R. Smith is shooting 29.3 percent from three and Iman Shumpert has 3.4 assists. The New York Knicks lack of offense and rebounding has really killed them this season. The Knicks are 3-8 this season SU when scoring less than 100 points. Andrea Bargnani is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Houston Rockets have won four of their last six games and continue their five-game homestand. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 97.2 points on 42 percent shooting and are allowing 92.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. James Harden leads Houston with 24.4 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. Howard remains questionable with a knee injury. Trevor Ariza is shooting 36.8 percent from three and Patrick Beverley is averaging 12.6 points per game. While the Houston Rockets have tons of offensive weapons, their defense is ranked second in the league. The Rockets have won 18 of their last 20 games when allowing less than 100 points.
The Knicks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 2-12 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
With Dwight Howard still banged up, I'll gladly take the Knicks here and the points. New York is starting to play with a little more energy and two of their four wins have come in their last four games. Give me New York on the road for the cover.