NBA betting action continues on Monday night from Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks will host the Houston Rockets in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 7:30 ET tip happening on NBA TV.
Free Basketball Picks: Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
Date: Monday, December 17th, 7:30 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Betting Odds: New York -9
Rockets vs. Knicks Live TV: NBA TV
The Knicks haven’t been beaten all that often this year, but the biggest thrashing that they took all year long was a 131-103 romp in the Lone Star State against these Rockets. In that game, everything was going right for Houston, as the team shot 56 percent from long range and 52 percent from the floor. It was actually the sixth straight win and the sixth straight cover in this series for Houston. That’s going to come to an end on Monday night at the Garden, though. Do keep a close eye on the status of F Carmelo Anthony. Obviously, if he’s not in the fold, we don’t recommend laying double digits worth of points. But even without him, New York has played well this year. The team has won four straight games, and it has scored at least 100 in all of those efforts. The team has had at least 36 shots from the field in all of those games as well, proving that it is more than just Melo that is carrying this offense. It’s more about revenge than anything else for New York though, and that’s why we think that the Rockets are going to be in for a whooping, especially after going 0-7 SU and 0-6-1 ATS in its last seven road games.
Rockets @ Knicks Pick: New York Knicks -9
Rockets @ Knicks Prediction: Knicks 112 – Rockets 97