NBA Matchups  >>  New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets Preview 01/03/2014

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The New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Toyota Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rockets listed as 11-point favorites versus the Knicks, while the game's total is sitting at 206½.
Last time out for New York, they were a 105-101 winner as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Houston was a 110-106 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 216 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
New York:
Team record: 10-21 SU, 11-20 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games when playing Houston

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

Houston:
Team record: 21-13 SU, 17-14-3 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against New York

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2


NEXT UP:
New York at Dallas, Sunday, January 5
Houston home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, January 8