New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets Betting Prediction 04/05/19

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The New York Knicks (15-63) and the Houston Rockets (51-28) clash at Toyota Center. The Knicks will try to snap their eight-game road losing streak, while the Rockets look to lengthen their five-game home winning streak. The game can be seen on ATTSN Southwest at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, April 5, 2019.

New York Knicks at Houston Rockets Betting Odds

The Rockets easily got past the Los Angeles Clippers in their last outing, 135-103, easily covering as 2.5-point favorites. The Knicks, meanwhile, were topped by the Orlando Magic, 114-100, and were not able to cover as 13-point underdogs. Both games went over their projected point totals. The Houston game finished 8.5 points over the projected point total of 229.5, while the New York game finished 1.5 points over the projected point total of 212.5.

Houston dominated every facet of the game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 29.3 (above their season average of 22.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.636 (above their season average of 0.539). For those same stats, Los Angeles was 20.0 and 0.519, respectively. New York, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (18-21; 85.7 percent). Clint Capela played a pivotal role for Houston with 24 points and 15 rebounds. New York, meanwhile, was led by Mario Hezonja, who had 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

In their first matchup this year, James Harden led the Rockets to a 114-110 victory. He recorded a double-double with 61 points and 15 rebounds. Houston was unable to cover as an 8-point favorite and the two teams combined to score 224 points, which was just under the projected point total of 227. The Rockets’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Knicks. Houston had a rate of 10.1, while New York posted a mark of 16.0.

Of the Knicks’ 78 games, 42 have finished under the O/U total. New York holds records of 15-63 straight up (SU) and 31-45-2 against the spread (ATS).

Just over half of Rockets games have also finished under the projected point total. Moreover, Houston owns records of 51-28 SU and 38-38-3 ATS.

The productive offense of Houston (second in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 113.0) will go head-to-head against the porous defense of New York (27th in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 111.6). The Rockets figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Knicks vs. Rockets Betting Pick

NBA Tip: SU Winner – Knicks, ATS Winner – Knicks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Knicks rank 23rd in points allowed in the paint per game (51.0) while the Rockets rank 28th (51.8).
  • Houston ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (45.0) while New York ranks 21st (29.4).
  • The Rockets rank fifth in steals per game (8.5) while the Knicks rank 21st (6.9).
  • Houston ranks 16th in rebounds allowed per game (45.2) while New York ranks 29th (47.3).
  • New York ranks fifth in fast break points allowed per game (12.0) while Houston ranks 13th (13.5).
  • The Rockets rank fifth in points off turnovers per game (18.2) while the Knicks rank 25th (15.1).
  • The Knicks rank 12th in second chance points per game (13.5) while the Rockets rank 20th in second chance points allowed per game (13.7).
  • Houston ranks 27th in assists per game (21.1) while New York ranks 29th (20.0).
  • Houston ranks eighth in blocks allowed per game (4.6) while New York ranks 27th (5.7).
  • Houston is 14-2 when they allow below 100 points, while New York is 3-1.
  • The Knicks are 15-37 when they score more than 100 points, while the Rockets are 48-19.
  • Houston is 21-16-2 ATS at home, while New York is 18-21 ATS on the road.
  • The Knicks have 20 overs and 19 unders in 39 road games.
  • Of the Rockets’ 39 home games, they have 21 overs and 18 unders.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Rockets are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Knicks are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Houston has 3 unders and 2 overs, while New York has 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 118.0 points per game (4.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 101.8 points per game (7.4 below their season average).
  • The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.0, up from 9.2 for the season.