Knicks vs Rockets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 31, 2022

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The New York Knicks (18-18) visit the Houston Rockets (10-25) at Toyota Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 31, 2022. The Rockets are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the contest is 222.5.

How to bet Knicks vs. Rockets

New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -173 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +145 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.

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Knicks vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MSG
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Knicks vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Knicks have played 36 games, with 18 wins against the spread. New York has come away with 10 wins in the 16 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Knicks games this year have hit the over 19 times in 35 opportunities (54.3%).

The Rockets are 15-17-3 against the spread this year. Houston has been the underdog on the moneyline 33 total times this season. Houston has gone 10-23 in those games. Rockets games this season have hit the over 18 times in 35 opportunities (51.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 36 23.8 9.7 3.7 0.7 0.3 2.6
Jalen Brunson 34 20.2 3.2 6.6 1.1 0.1 1.5
Immanuel Quickley 36 11.3 3.9 3.3 1 0.1 1.5
Quentin Grimes 25 9.6 3.4 2 0.7 0.5 1.8
Cameron Reddish 20 8.4 1.6 1 0.8 0.4 0.9

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 35 21.6 4.4 3.6 0.8 0.2 2.3
Kevin Porter Jr. 34 19.3 5.4 5.8 1.4 0.4 2
Alperen Sengun 32 14.3 8.7 2.5 0.7 0.9 0.2
Jabari Smith Jr. 34 12.2 7.1 0.9 0.5 1 1.9
Eric Gordon 29 11.2 2 2.4 0.6 0.3 1.8
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Knicks vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

New York is posting 114.6 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 112.7 points per contest (13th-ranked). Offensively the Knicks have played better when playing at home this year, averaging 116.2 points per game, compared to 113.1 per game in away games. The Knicks have been scoring 116.6 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 114.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

New York is draining 11.8 three-pointers per game (14th-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 33.9% three-point percentage (25th-ranked). The Knicks have taken 61.7% two-pointers and 38.3% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s baskets, 71.6% are two-pointers and 28.4% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Offensively, Houston is the fourth-worst team in the league (110 points per game). Defensively, it is 22nd (116.1 points conceded per game). The Rockets score 110.3 points per game at home, and 109.8 on the road. In their last 10 games, the Rockets are averaging 108.1 points per contest, 1.9 fewer points than their season average (110).

Beyond the arc, Houston is 19th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.5). It is third-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.2%. The Rockets take 39.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 29.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 60.7% of their shots, with 70.7% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the Knicks, and we project that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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