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Houston Rockets at New York Knicks Betting Pick – Jan 17, 2024

The Houston Rockets will head out on the road to take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday. The Rockets come into the game just on the outside looking in at the Top 10 in the Western Conference. Houston is 19-20 on the season. The Rockets have dropped back to back games. The most recent loss was at Philadelphia on Monday.

For the New York Knicks, they are looking to bounce back following a loss at home to the Magic on Monday. The Knicks are 23-17, which is 7th in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The New York Knicks are -3.5 in this game at home over the Rockets. The total is listed at 217.5.

Rockets Looking to Find Win

The Rockets are looking to get back on track after seeing themselves fall in four out of their last five games. The lone win during that stretch was on the road at Detroit. In the last two losses, Houston is allowing over 134 points per game. The Rockets are four games back of Dallas and New Orleans in the Southwest Division.

Alperen Sengun leads the Rockets in scoring with 21.6 points per game. The big man is playing more than 32 minutes per game. Sengun is also making nearly 54% of his shots on the season. Fred VanVleet is still the leader of the club. The point guard is over 17 points per game, and 8.5 assists.

Houston heads back home after this game for a three game home stand. The Rockets host the Jazz on Saturday, the Celtics on Sunday and Portland comes to town on Wednesday.

Brunson and the Knicks

New York is led in scoring by point guard Jalen Brunson. The former VIllanova star is scoring 25.8 points per game, and dishing out 6.4 assists. Brunson is also making nearly 47% of his shots. Julius Randle is next for the Knicks. The big man is scoring 24.2 points per game, and ripping down 9.2 rebounds.

OG Anunoby came over just after Christmas from Toronto. The Knicks sent RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley off. Since Anunoby has come over, he is scoring 14.5 points per game. As a team, the Knicks are scoring 115.1 points per game. The Knicks are one of the top rebounding teams in the league with 45.8 per game.

New York comes into the game with an 11-5 record at home. This is the second of a four game home stand for the Knicks. They will host the Wizards on Thursday and Raptors on Saturday, before heading across town to battle the Nets on January 23rd.

Knicks Win at Home

Look for Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks to get the job done. The Knicks jump out to an early lead, and keep it. New York wins this game by double digits over the Rockets. The final bet for this game is the New York Knicks -3.5 over the Houston Rockets.

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