The Houston Rockets are riding a six-game win streak and are beginning to gain some separation in the top-half of the Western Conference. Wins have been few-and-far-between for the Knicks, but they’ve continued to play hard with no obvious signs of “tanking.” Monday night’s Knicks vs. Rockets preview, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:
Date/Time: 03-2-2020, 19:00 EDT
Opening Spread: Houston Rockets -9.5
Opening Total: 230.5
These two just played in Houston on Wednesday, when New York squeezed in under the generous spread after rallying from as many as 25 points down in the 4th quarter to steal a cover. Damyean Dotson’s step-back three-pointer with 12.4 seconds left cut the Knicks’ deficit to 11 as a 12-point underdog. The Knicks broke their six-game losing streak with a win over the Bulls on Saturday night. Mike Miller’s crew is still putting in solid efforts, taking a league-best 53.6-percent of the rebounds and ranking 6th in defensive efficiency over the last 15 outings. That contrasts sharply with Houston’s league-worst 45.4-percent rebounding. The Rockets yield 10 more points per 100 possessions than New York over that same period.
New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets Pick: Houston 118 – New York 113
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