On Monday night, the Houston Rockets will play against the New York Knicks, in the second game of a back-to-back. Houston currently holds the second-worst record in the NBA, making them a strong contender for one of the top-three picks in the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery. In contrast, the Knicks are competing for playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference, and they are expected to finish in fifth place. The game is set to start at 7:30 PM EST.
Since James Harden’s departure, the Rockets have been rebuilding, and they are likely to enter the NBA Draft Lottery for the third consecutive year. Despite a recent three-game winning streak, they have been struggling and lost their last four games before facing Cleveland on Sunday. Although Jalen Green led the team with 30 points, the Rockets lost to the Cavaliers 108-91. Their defense has been a problem in the past few games, allowing an average of 129 points per game, and they are currently ranked 29th in the league in points allowed.
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The Knicks are in a comfortable position in the standings, with a game-and-a-half lead over the Nets and a considerable gap behind fourth-placed Cleveland. However, they have been on a three-game losing streak, and their defense has been weak, allowing an average of 126 points per game during this period. On Thursday night, they lost to the Magic 111-106, with Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley each scoring 25 points, and Julius Randle contributing 23 points and nine rebounds. Jalen Brunson, the team’s starting point guard and second-leading scorer, was out due to injury.
To end their losing streak, the Knicks need to strengthen their defense, which is usually a strong suit for a Thibodeaux-led team. The Rockets’ inconsistent offense, which leads the league in turnovers, may provide an opportunity for the Knicks to get back on track.
Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks Game Information
- Date: 03/27/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
- How to Watch Rockets vs Knicks : MSG
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Rockets vs Knicks Betting Lines
Rockets are +600 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $600. On the other side, Knicks are -900 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $11.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Rockets at a 14.29% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Knicks have 90.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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