Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Nets of Brooklyn hit the hard court against the Rockets of Houston.
The Rockets sit at 23-22 (22-22-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 26-17 (20-21-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 24-21 OU, and Brooklyn is 19-24 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 200 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 11 and the Nets at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-101 result in favor of the Rockets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 3-ranked offense (104.1 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.3 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.3% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 94.2 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.
Brooklyn was a 101-77 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 178 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Memphis and falling 101-77 at FedExForum.
Houston was a 100-82 winner in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. James Harden went off for 30 points and added 4 rebounds leading Houston to a 100-82 win over New Orleans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Nets at Rockets trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Brooklyn's last 25 games on the road
Brooklyn is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn home to Orlando, Monday, January 28
Houston at Utah, Monday, January 28