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Online Basketball Betting: NY Knicks vs. Houston Rockets

Online basketball betting Saturday includes the inter-conference pairing of New York at Houston that may feature unexpected NBA basketball betting board value.

Online basketball betting handicappers have been surprised at the Knicks board performance while the Rockets have been a poor NBA basketball betting value.  The New York Knicks have been a far better online basketball betting value than the average gambler might expect.

New York had an overall online basketball betting record of 12-19 straight up and 16-15 against the NBA betting lines.  New York was a profitable online basketball betting away team with a mark of 9-7 against the spread.  The Knicks were also an effective NBA basketball betting dog with a mark of 13-10 against the spread.

New York was ranked 3rd overall on offense but just 29th overall on defense which makes it an online basketball betting surprise that they have gone under the total in 10 out of 16 road games.

The Knicks suffered through a tough NBA basketball betting stretch from December 19 through January 2 in which they went 1-5 both straight up and against the spread.  Al Harrington has been an online basketball betting asset as he led the Knicks in scoring with an average of 22.3 points per game.

The Houston Rockets had an overall online basketball betting record of 21-13 straight up but just 15-19 against the NBA betting lines.  Houston was an even worse online basketball betting value at home with a mark of just 5-10 against the spread.

The Rockets went into an online basketball betting free fall from December 23 through January 2 as they lost 6 consecutive games against the spread and, in fact, went just 2-4 straight up during that span.  As an online basketball betting favorite the Rockets were just 12-15 against the board.

Houston fell to an alarming 4th place in the Southwest division standings.  The Rockets ranked just 16th on offense but were a solid 7th overall on defense.  Yao Ming led Houston in scoring with an average of 20 points per game.

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