Knicks vs Rockets Prediction NBA Experts 03/27
- Mar 27, 2023, 6:43:12 AM
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The Houston Rockets take on the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday, March 27, at 4:30 PM ET. The Rockets come into this game with an 18-57 record, while the Knicks have a 42-33 record. The game is available on Gamecast, and you can find tickets on Madison Square Garden.
The Rockets are currently last in the Southwest Division and have lost five straight games, including a 151-114 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on March 24. Jae'Sean Tate is doubtful for the game due to injury. The Rockets have struggled on the road this season, with a 6-31 record away from home.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have lost three straight games and are third in the Atlantic Division. They lost their most recent game to the Orlando Magic, 111-106, on March 23. Jalen Brunson is doubtful for the game, while Duane Washington Jr. and Trevor Keels are out. The Knicks have been solid at home this season, with a 20-17 record at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks are currently favored by 13 points, and the over/under is set at 230.5 points. The Knicks have covered the spread in their last five home games. The total has gone under in four of the Rockets' last five games. The Knicks have an ATS record of 40-32-3 this season, while the Rockets have an ATS record of 30-42-3.
Public Betting Data
As of this writing, the public is backing the Knicks, with 92.8% of the bets and 94.4% of the moneyline bets. However, the Rockets have received 52.4% of the bets against the spread.
Our NBA picks experts believe that the Knicks will win but fail to cover the spread in this matchup. The Rockets have been struggling mightily this season and have been especially poor on the road. However, the Knicks have not been playing well lately and may not have the motivation to blow out the Rockets. Expect the Rockets to keep it within the large point spread.