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Publish: 18.10.2018

Rockets v Knicks NBA Betting Preview

We begin a busy weekend of sport with a look at one more NBA matchup this fine Friday evening. From early tomorrow morning, we’ll be bringing you all the latest on the key FA Cup ties this weekend and the beginning of the BDO Championships.

Last nights prediction wasn’t on the money, but the NBA has a habit of making you look like an ass if you aren’t on your game! It’s a tough sport to predict sometimes, but we’ll be making some money soon enough.

Tonight our attentions turn to the last matchup before the weekend, as the New York Knicks visit the Houston Rockets in a star studded battle. Hopefully by now you have the taste for some NBA, but watch this one, and you soon will.

Even if you don’t know much about the NBA, you generally know the name Carmelo Anthony. Last night Melo put in one of his best efforts yet in a shocking win over the San Antonio Spurs.

On the flip side, we have Dwight Howard and two of the best guards in the NBA in Jeremy Lin and James Harden. They’re all part of a deadly Rockets side averaging 105.5 points per game at home this season, although they do allow an average of 102 per game also.

The Over/Under total is set at 207.5 points tonight and that seems way too low to me. Adding up the above averages alone equates to 207.5, but there’s more to it than that. Any NBA bettor would tell you this will not be a defensive game. Defence will probably be abandoned in fact.

New York are not going to come in and shut Houston’s scoring down, so the game plan probably has to be out score them. Last night in their shock win over San Antonio they managed 105 points. They only allowed 101, but their defence is still averaging 107 points against over their last five games!

The Spurs are actually a pretty rigid team, whilst the Rockets are plain soft. A performance like last nights would have produced a good 112+ points against this Houston team and with Melo in confident mood, Id expect both teams to pass 100 and one to perhaps push 115 in this one.

My advice in this one is to bet OVER the Points Total which is set at 207.5 with most bookies. Consider a bet on Over 208 or 208.5 to boost your odds a little bit!

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