The Houston Rockets travel to the New York Knicks in what promises to be a fascinating encounter between two of the most prominent sides in the NBA. The Rockets are still in the play-off shake up in the Western Conference and will be eager to kick on towards the end of the season whilst the Knicks are really struggling at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and will want to put on a show for their home support.
Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Straight Win Market:
- Houston Rockets – -277.78
- New York Knicks – +260.00
The Rockets currently sit 5th in the Western Conference and will be looking to string some results together quickly having had an inconsistent season.
With 26 wins and 20 defeats from their 46 games played, they will be looking for only their 10th away win of the campaign here.
Point guard James Harden is integral to everything that the Rockets do and he’ll be looking for his Madison Square moment here at the Knicks.
New York Knicks
The Knicks are enduring a rotten season in the Eastern Conference and are currently languishing down in 14th position in the standings.
They are in the midst of a 6 game losing streak and will be hoping a return to the MSG can bring about a change in their fortunes.
An injury crisis has struck the Knicks of late which should give Turkish superstar Enes Kanter an opportunity to prove his worth here.
Head to Head
Houston just edge the head to head between the sides with a 71:70 lead in the 141 games played between the two teams historically.
The Rockets have won their last 5 games against the Knicks – a run stretching back to November 2015.
Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks Odds and Predictions
The Knicks have struggled for fluency in recent games and the Rockets will look to exploit that in the opening exchanges.
Top Betting Tip: Houston Rockets to be leading at half time. Odds: -178.57.
Despite their inconsistencies on the road this season, Houston should have way too much about them for an injury crippled Knicks side.
Top Betting Tip: Point Spread – Houston Rockets to win with a -8 point handicap. Odds: +114.00
Whilst the Knicks have been far from their best this season, this could be an entertaining game between two of the most exciting teams in the NBA.
Top Betting Tip: Over 227 points to be scored in the game. Odds: -107.53
Houston have only picked up 9 away wins this season but should have no issues picking up their 10th win here.
Our Top Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks Betting Tip
Top Betting Tip: Houston Rockets to win the match. Odds: -277.78