The Houston Rockets Thursday night matchup against the New York Knicks is the second night of a back-to-back for the Rockets. Coming off a rough loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers the Rockets will look to right the ship.
Houston Rockets v New York Knicks: Injury Report
It appears that Eric Gordon will be back in the lineup and there is optimism that Christian Wood could join him. Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr, and Danuel House are all listed as out
The Knicks have a lengthy injury report as well. Luka Samanic is listed as day-to-day, while Kevin Knox II, Obi Toppin, Quentin Grimes, and R.J. Barrett are in the league's health and safety protocols.
Rockets v Knicks: Odds
The Houston Rockets are 5 point underdogs entering the matchup and have an over/under of 105 points. The Knicks over/under for points scored is 110.
Rockets v Knicks Best Bet: Derrick Rose over 17.5 points
Derrick Rose has excelled this season as the Knicks' sixth-man. However, the sixth-man doesn't just come off the bench, they have to be ready to start when players go down. With multiple guards in the league's health and safety protocols, Rose looks like a lock to get 30 plus minutes.
The Rockets, with Kevin Porter Jr out, have struggled to contain teams point guards. Trae Young scored 41 points against the Rockets on Monday and Darius Garland scored 21 points in only 25 minutes.
Rose has quietly had a late career resurgence and given 35 plus minutes he should have no problem getting to 18 points.
The Rockets might not be favorites but if you make the right bets every game can be worth watching. The game tips off at 7:00 Central time, so make sure you get your bets in before tip-off.