Knicks vs. Rockets - 11/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (6-10) at New York Knicks (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks square off Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Houston Rockets could use a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 100.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.1 points and 6.4 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.6 points and 12.7 rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing 4.5 assists and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are averaging nearly 17 turnovers per game and have the second-worst three-point percentage in the league. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 regular season road games.
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The New York Knicks hope for a strong victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 96.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. Jose Calderon is dishing 3.2 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are shooting just 38.8 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost eight of their last 11 when failing to score 100 or more points. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
I'm scared to death of this Rockets team and we've made some nice cash fading them as of late. However, the Rockets usually have no trouble scoring, and that's been a big issue with the Knicks recently. Even with the brutal three-point percentage and the turnovers, I think the Rockets are still the better team. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the home team.