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Knicks Vs Rockets: NBA Basketball Betting Odds & Trends

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A game after he put up 34 points in a 113-94 win over the Bulls, Julius Randle leads the New York Knicks (35-28) on the road against the Houston Rockets (16-48) as 8-point favorites. The matchup, which airs on MSG, begins at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 2, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 216.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of May 2, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Knicks vs Rockets Betting Odds

Knicks vs Rockets Props

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Injury Report as of May 2

Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle)

Danuel House Jr.: Out (Ankle),
Avery Bradley: Out (Leg),
David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
D.J. Augustin: Out (Ankle),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
Sterling Brown: Out (Knee),
John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring)

Knicks and Rockets Records ATS

  • New York has played to a 40-22-1 record against the spread this season.
  • Only 28 of 63 New York games this season (44.4%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Houston holds a losing record ATS this season with 22 wins and 42 losses ATS.
  • Houston and its opponents have typically been held under the total points bet this season, only reaching the over in 42.2% (27) of their 64 games played.

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Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2021 Knicks Knicks -0.5 213 -111 -108 Regular Season 121-99 NY

Scoring Trends

  • New York and its opponents have hit the over on Sunday’s 216.5 total in 24 out of 63 games (38.1%) this season.
  • In Houston’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Sunday’s matchup point total in 41 out of 64 matchups (64.1%).
  • On average, the over/under in Knicks games is 4.7 points fewer than the over/under of 216.5 points in this contest.
  • A difference of 6.6 points separates the average total points bet in Rockets’ games (223.1 points) and this contest’s over/under (216.5 points).
  • The Knicks have an average implied point total of 109.4 this season, which is 2.6 points lower than their implied total in Sunday’s game (112).
  • New York has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (112) 22 times.
  • The Rockets’ average implied point total on the season (115.5 points) is 11.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (104 points).
  • Houston has put up more than 104 points in 37 games on the season.
  • The Knicks are at the 26th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (107 PPG), while the Rockets allow the 26th-fewest points per game (115.3) in the league.
  • The Knicks have out-scored their opponents by a total of 145 points this season (2.3 points per game on average), and opponents of the Rockets have out-scored them by 473 more points on the year (7.4 per game).

Knicks Leaders

  • Randle leads the Knicks in scoring (24.1 points per game), rebounding (10.4 per game) and assisting (5.9 per game).
  • Randle’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 1.6 points lower than his season average of 24.1.
  • Reggie Bullock is the top three-point shooter for the Knicks, hitting 2.4 per game.
  • Bullock’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 4.5, 2.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Nerlens Noel records 1.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, both team-high averages.
  • Noel’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.6 steals less than his season average of 1.1.

Rockets Leaders

  • Christian Wood is at the top of the Rockets scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 21.0 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game this season.
  • Wood’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 32.5, 0.1 greater than his season average of 32.4.
  • John Wall has the title of Houston assist leader, dishing out 6.9 assists per game this season.
  • Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 27.5, 3.2 less than his season average of 30.7.
  • Eric Gordon makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rockets, cashing in 2.6 treys per game.
  • Gordon’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots less than his season average of 2.6.
  • Jae’Sean Tate is at the top of Houston’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Wood leads the squad in blocks with 1.2 per game.
  • Wood’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 1.2.


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