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New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets - 1/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Rockets at New York Knicks
Date & Time Wednesday January 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Knicks +7 -- Over/Under: 222.7
TV Channel
ATSW, MSG
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The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Houston Rockets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 35.7 points and 8.3 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 16 points and 2.2 assists. Kenneth Faried is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Rivers is dishing 3.6 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost four of their last six road games.

The New York Knicks could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 19.6 points and 2.7 assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.

The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Rockets are 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings in New York and 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The over is 10-4 in Knicks last 14 vs. Western Conference. The under is 7-3 in Rockets last 10 road games.

The Houston Rockets seem to be running out of gas with all these injuries, as the losses are starting to pop up and they're allowing 50.4 percent shooting and 122 points in their last five games. Harden has been ridiculous, but he's only one guy at the end of the day. With that said, the New York Knicks are who they are, a team being outscored by an average of nearly 13 points in their last five games and not playing a lick of defense at home. Despite being an underdog in nearly every game this season, the Knicks are just 7-12 ATS at home and haven't won a home game in over a month. Banged up and struggling, the Rockets should still have no trouble beating up on the Knicks like most teams in this league do.

Pick:
Houston Rockets -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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