Rockets vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks Today 2/12
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- Feb 12, 2024, 7:56:09 AM
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Get ready for an exciting showdown as the New York Knicks (33-20) take on the Houston Rockets (23-29) at the Toyota Center. Scheduled for February 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST, this game promises to be a thrilling clash between two talented teams.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have been solid on the road, winning three of their last five away games. Led by Jalen Brunson, they boast a potent offense capable of putting up points in a hurry.
Despite their recent struggles, the Rockets have been tough to beat at home. With Alperen Sengun leading the charge, they'll look to defend their home court and secure a crucial win against the Knicks.
Injuries and Player Matchups
New York heads into the game with Jericho Sims and Isaiah Hartenstein listed as game-time decisions. Their potential return could provide a boost to the Knicks' frontcourt rotation.
Houston, on the other hand, is dealing with injuries to key players like Alperen Sengun, Tari Eason, and Cam Whitmore. However, the Rockets have shown resilience in the face of adversity and will look to step up in their absence.
New York Knicks
The Knicks are coming off a tough loss against the Indiana Pacers, but they've shown the ability to bounce back from defeat. With their eyes set on a deep playoff run, they'll be eager to get back on track with a win against the Rockets.
The Rockets have struggled in recent games, dropping their last four contests. However, playing at home could provide them with the spark they need to turn things around and notch a crucial victory against the Knicks.
Expect the Houston Rockets to cover the +4.5 points spread in this matchup against the New York Knicks. The Knicks have been playing well but they have a record of 14-12 on the road while the Rockets have a solid 18-9 record at home so they should be motivated for a win after losing 4 straight games on the road.
On the other hand, the Rockets are well-rested and playing at home, where they've been tough to beat. Look for Houston to take advantage of their favorable circumstances and keep the game close, potentially even pulling off the upset against the Knicks.