Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks 11/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks (8-7) will attempt to defeat the Houston Rockets (1-14) on Saturday.
The Rockets faced off with the Thunder and took a loss by a final of 101-89 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 14 and the Thunder racked up 10 personal fouls. They made 10 of 39 attempts from long range. Oklahoma City ended up going 56.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 16 shots. In addition, Oklahoma City collected 47 rebounds (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Oklahoma City distributed 56 assists and had 18 steals in the matchup. In regard to defending, Houston let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the floor on 41 out of 92 shooting. They also distributed 16 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 6 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 9 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Rockets buried 13 of 19 tries for a percentage of 68.4%. Houston ended the game having earned a 35.6% field goal percentage (32 of 90) and knocked down 12 of their 42 shots from downtown.
Jalen Green is a guy who came through in this game. Green ended up going 42.9% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the court for 36 mins played and also grabbed 3 boards. He had 21 points on 6 of 14 shooting.
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Houston comes into this game with a mark of 1-14 this season. They lose possession via turnover 18.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.5 fouls every game. As a team, Houston is grabbing 45.4 boards per game and has totaled 304 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Rockets are hitting 31.7% on three-point shots (167 of 527) and 69.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 100.9 pts per game (27th in the league) while shooting 42.6% from the field.
On defense, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 22.2 fouls. They are conceding 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 27th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.0). The Rockets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (621 of 1,367) and they surrender 47.5 boards per contest as a group. They are 21st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 360 conceded so far this year.
When they last played, the Knicks took a loss by a final score of 104-98 against the Magic. When talking about team rebounding, New York permitted Orlando to grab 37 in all (14 on the offensive glass). They finished 28.9% from three-point range by hitting 11 out of 38 and ended up shooting 15 out of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Knicks allowed the Magic to knock down 39 of 96 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.6% in this game. In all, the Knicks shot 37 out of 88 from the floor which had them at 42.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, New York made 16 of 49 tries (32.7%). They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. The Magic committed 12 fouls for the matchup which took the Knicks to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Knicks corralled 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 45 for the contest.
Mitchell Robinson ended up being a factor for the Knicks for the matchup. He made 5 of 6 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 83.3%, and earned 11 rebounds. Robinson racked up 13 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes.
New York has a win-loss record of 8-7 on the year. The Knicks commit 18.5 personal fouls per game and they connect on 74.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.1 times per game (23rd in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.9 times per game. New York has accumulated 1,615 pts for the season (107.7 per game) and they pull in 45.9 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Knicks are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 19th in the league.
The Knicks on defense are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.1. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the field (5th in the NBA). The New York defense allows 35.5% from downtown (217 of 611) and their opponents are converting on 80.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 24.6 assists and 46.8 boards per game, which ranks them 23rd and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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