The Houston Rockets will face off against the New York Knicks in an interconference matchup on Monday. Houston is 23-29 overall and 18-9 at home, while New York is 33-20 overall and 14-12 on the road. The Knicks defeated the Rockets, 109-94, in New York on Jan. 17 in their first meeting of the season.
Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Monday at the Toyota Center in Houston. New York is a 4-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Rockets odds, according to the SportsLine consensus, and the over/under is 221.5 points. Before entering any Rockets vs. Knicks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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- Rockets vs. Knicks spread: Knicks -4
- Rockets vs. Knicks over/under: 221.5 points
- Rockets vs. Knicks money line: Rockets: +148, Knicks: -175
- NYK: The Knicks are 8-0 against the Rockets over their last eight meetings
- HOU: The Rockets are 9-4 ATS as a home underdog this season
- Rockets vs. Knicks picks: See picks at SportsLine
What to know about the Knicks
The Knicks enter off a 125-111 loss to the Pacers on Saturday, dropping the third of their last four contests. The Knicks are battling through significant injuries with Julius Randle (shoulder) and OG Anunoby (elbow) out for multiple weeks. But Jalen Brunson has proven why he’s risen to All-Star status, averaging 27.5 points and 6.5 assists per game this season, including posting 35.5 ppg over his last four contests. Guard Donte DiVincenzo has also taken on a primary scoring role over the last few games, averaging 26.8 ppg over his last six contests.
Alec Burks, who the Knicks acquired at the trade deadline, scored 22 points off the bench in his team debut on Saturday. Burks played with the Knicks in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 NBA seasons, so he has familiarity with the team’s system under coach Tom Thibodeau. The Knicks will be relying on different faces for contributions over the next few weeks, including Monday against the Rockets. See which team to pick here.
What you need to know about the Rockets
The Rockets enter on a four-game losing streak, most recently falling to the Hawks, 122-113, on Saturday. Houston is also dealing with injury concerns and will be without Fred VanVleet (adductor), the team’s third-leading scorer, and Tari Eason (leg). Alperen Sengun, a 6-foot-11 center, leads the team in scoring (21.3 ppg), rebounding (9.3 per game) and is the leading assist man behind VanVleet at 5.0 assists per game. He’s integral in every aspect of the Houston offense but is listed as questionable with back pain.
The Rockets are fifth in the NBA in rebounding and will need the advantage with Sengun inside and Randle out for New York. They also have one of the best interior defenses in the NBA, allowing the fifth-fewest points in the paint. Guard Jalen Green, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, scored 26 points against the Hawks on Saturday and is averaging 18.3 ppg this year. See which team to pick here.
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