Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
Brooklyn will look to improve on its 33-22 record on Friday when they host Houston in NBA odds action at Barclays Center.
The Nets sport records of 33-22 and 25-28-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 30-26 and 31-24-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 24-31 for the Nets and 32-24 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Bettors looking to back the visiting Rockets before tip-off in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier at , while the total was sitting at 208 at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 16 and the Rockets at No. 7 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:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 10 in the league with 43.1 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 2 with 10.3 per contest.
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.1 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Houston was a 122-119 winner at home against the Thunder. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (241) was profitable news for OVER bettors. James Harden went off for 46 points and added 8 rebounds leading Houston to a 122-119 win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday at Toyota Center.
Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 97-94 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Nets covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brooklyn got 23 points from Deron Williams en route to a 97-94 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Bradley Center.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Rockets at Nets trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing Houston
Brooklyn is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Houston at Washington, Saturday, February 23
Brooklyn home to Memphis, Sunday, February 24