The NBA is back in action today as the New York Knicks will clash with the Houston Rockets.
New York was dropped 106-98 at home by Indiana on Friday night in their last contest. And on the other side, Houston earned a 120-110 road victory over Utah Saturday night in their previous contest.
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks are playing poorly this season. Moreover, they have lost their last game at the Madison Square Garden against the Pacers. And now, the Knicks are in the basement of the Atlantic Division race, 24 games behind the Raptors for the top spot. As for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the team is on the 13th spot seven games behind Orlando for the final playoff spot. It seems that their main problem this season is their offence.
On the offensive side of the game, the Knicks score an average of 104.6 points per game, good for the 28th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 46.3 boards per game combined with 21.6 dimes per night.
Also, their defensive record stands at 111.6 conceded points per game which is the 19th defensive record in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets are playing well this season led by their talisman James Harden. Moreover, the Houston legend led the team in their latest win against the Jazz with 38 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Also, the team has now three wins in a row. Therefore, the winning momentum is present in their camp.
And now, the Rockets are leading the Southwest Division by 2.5 games over the Mavericks. As for the Western Conference playoff picture, the team stands fourth in the standings. They have seven games behind the Lakers for the top spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rockets score an average of 118.5 points per game on the season. Houston is collecting 45.4 boards a night combined with 21.5 dimes per contest. The Rockets give up an average of 114.2 points per game on the year. And that is the 21st defensive record in the NBA.
The Knicks are losing games constantly. Also, it seems that their offensive game is not good enough at the moment. Additionally, they are facing a very strong and in-form Rockets team. Therefore, it will be hard for them to get something out of this game. And on the other side, the Rockets are in commanding form with three wins in a row. Also, their main weapon Harden is playing really well. They are the better team and I expect a win for them in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets 02/24/2020 is: take the Houston Rockets (Moneyline).
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