Knicks vs. Rockets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 (Knicks Get Back on Track at MSG)
By Larry Rupp
Knicks vs. Rockets Game Info
- Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: Madison Square Garden -- New York City, New York
- Coverage: MSG and SportsNet SW
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with eight more games, including a battle between the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks. The Rockets rank last in the Western Conference with an 18-57 record, while the Knicks check in fifth in the Eastern Conference with a solid 42-33 record.
Houston enters on a five-game losing streak that includes a 108-91 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Meanwhile, New York has now dropped six of its last nine games following a 111-106 loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday. Which team will get back in the win column on Monday night?
Knicks vs. Rockets Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: NYK: (-900) | HOU: (+610)
- Spread: NYK: -13.5 (-110) | HOU: +13.5 (-110)
- Total: 230.5 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)
The Knicks enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230.5 points, which is about average compared to Monday's projected totals.
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Knicks vs. Rockets Betting Trends
- New York is 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine home games.
- The total has hit the under in six of New York's last nine games.
- Houston is 1-10 straight up in its last 11 away games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Houston's last seven games against New York.
Knicks vs. Rockets Prediction & Pick
The Knicks had a shot at securing a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference not too long ago, but a recent string of losses has erased that opportunity. New York now has to focus on avoiding the play-in tournament and a matchup against the lowly Rockets is a great way to get back on track Monday.
Houston has the NBA Draft on its mind and is getting crushed by one opponent after another. It makes sense considering the Rockets rank outside the top 25 teams in statistical categories such as offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency and shooting percentage. They've been completely awful.
The Knicks have won six straight games against the Rockets and I expect that streak to reach seven.
Final Score Prediction: Knicks: 125 | Rockets: 110
Knicks vs. Rockets Best Bet
There's one area of the game in which Houston excels at and it is rebounding the ball. The Rockets are tallying 55.8 rebounds per game (No. 2 in NBA) and allowing only 49.0 opponent rebounds per game (No. 3 in NBA). It makes fading New York center Mitchell Robinson the way to go in this matchup.
Robinson has logged less than 10 rebounds in seven of his last 10 games and has also failed to post double-digit rebounds in five of his seven career games against the Rockets. The Knicks have a potential to dominate this game, too, which could result in Robinson seeing less minutes than usual.
Bet: Mitchell Robinson Under 9.5 Rebounds (-128)
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