[7:40 PM] Rockets @ Knicks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Houston Rockets (2-2)

@ New York Knicks (1-1)


Current odds:

Houston Rockets: (-110)

New York Knicks: (-110)


ESPN simulations have Houston as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on New York to win as (TBD) underdogs.

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are midway through a tough eight-game opening stretch and continue a five-game road excursion when they face the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Houston only plays one of its first eight games at home and suffered a 128-120 road loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Tuesday’s opener of the trek.

Harden has been a big-time force through the first four games as D’Antoni’s offensive system is proving to be much to his liking. He knocked down five of Houston’s 17 3-pointers against Cleveland while forward Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon also had the range by knocking down four apiece. Not surprisingly, Houston’s defense has been uneven – allowing an average of 95 points in two victories and 124 in the two defeats.

Forward Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and point guard Derrick Rose tallied 19 in an outing in which New York scored just 10 points of 5-of-21 shooting in the final stanza.  Rose is averaging 16.3 points in his first three games with the club after being obtained in the offseason from the Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets have won 12 of the past 13 meetings.

New York C Joakim Noah is averaging 11 rebounds and 7.5 assists over the past two games.

Houston F Trevor Ariza (cut under right eye) received five stitches during Tuesday’s game and is questionable to play against the Knicks.


StreakSmarts Pick: Houston Rockets

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick