The New York Knicks (42-33) take the court against the Houston Rockets (18-57) as heavy 13.5-point favorites on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET on MSG. A 230-point over/under has been installed for the matchup.
How to bet Knicks vs. Rockets
New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -958 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +633 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230 points.
Knicks vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 27, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Knicks are 41-33-1 against the spread this year. New York has been victorious in 23, or 63.9%, of the 36 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Knicks have hit the over in 52% of their opportunities this year (39 times over 75 games with a set point total).
The Rockets have 29 wins against the spread in 75 games this year. Houston has won 16 of the 71 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (22.5%). The Rockets have eclipsed the over/under 48% of the time this season (36 of 75 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||53||18.4||5.5||5.9||1.3||0.3||2.2|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||72||12.6||7.1||1.2||0.5||0.9||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||75||12.6||5.5||1.5||0.5||0.4||0.8|
Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Questionable (Hand)
Rockets: John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Injury Management)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York is averaging 115.3 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 112.8 points per contest (13th-ranked). Offensively the Knicks have fared better when playing at home this season, averaging 116.6 points per game, compared to 114 per game away from home. The Knicks have been scoring 115.9 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 115.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
This season, New York is sinking 12.4 three-pointers per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.9% (23rd-ranked) from three-point land. In terms of shot breakdown, the Knicks have taken 60.2% two-pointers (accounting for 70.2% of the team’s buckets) and 39.8% threes (29.8%).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Offensively, Houston is the second-worst team in the NBA (110.3 points per game). Defensively, it is fourth-worst (118.6 points conceded per game). The Rockets are putting up fewer points at home (110.2 per game) than away (110.4). The Rockets have played better offensively in their last 10 games, compiling 112 points per contest, 1.7 more than their season average of 110.3.
Beyond the arc, Houston is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.6%. The Rockets take 36.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.1% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 63.5% of their shots, with 73.9% of their makes coming from there.
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