New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets - 10/4/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rockets vs. Knicks
NBA Basketball: Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets play a preseason game Tuesday night at the Toyota Center on ESPN.
The New York Knicks enter the 2016-17 season as a giant intriguing question mark. While the Knicks always get a lot of attention from the media given the market, the additions of Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and Courtney Lee have some thinking possible playoffs. Of course, health is always a question with those players, even when you add Carmelo Anthony’s history with knee problems. However, the intrigue and potential is there for New York this season. As for the preseason, the New York Knicks must figure out what they have in their younger players such as Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee, J.P. Tokoto and Willy Hernangomez. It’s going to be a fun season for the Knicks, win or lose.
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The Houston Rockets already have a preseason game under their belt after beating Shanghai on Sunday afternoon, 131-94. In the victory, the Rockets shot 52.1 percent from the field and made 14 threes. James Harden had 16 points and 10 assists while Ryan Anderson had 12 points and five rebounds. Nene had 12 points off the bench and Clint Capela had 11 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are going to get a ton of shots off under head coach Mike D'Antoni and will put up similar numbers to what they did in their first preseason game regularly. The main question with the Rockets will be how effective they can be on the defensive side of the ball. If Houston can string stops consistently, the Rockets are a dangerous team in the West.
The Rockets are 38-15 ATS in their last 53 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 20-6 in Knicks last 26 overall..
I like the fact the Rockets have a preseason game under their belt and showed flashes of what this offense can be under a new head coach. The Knicks are an older team for the most part and will take some time to come together with so many new guys. The Rockets are going to run a lot of teams into the ground preseason and regular season due to their offensive system. Have to side with the home team and the small line.