Rockets on the road against the Nets
The Houston Rockets will be looking to pick up their 15th consecutive SU victory against the Nets franchise on Tuesday night as those teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action.
Houston already beat Brooklyn and covered the posted spread on the NBA odds in their first meeting of the season on November 29, winning 114-95 as a 10.5-point home favorite. The Rockets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games against the Nets.
The Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 37-32-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nets are 39-33 ATS. Houston is 36-34-2 against the total, while Brooklyn is 38-32-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the Nets in this one, they were listed earlier as -2.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 209 for Tuesday at shops such as 5Dimes.
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Nets and the No. 4-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-94 win for the Rockets on Tuesday.
Houston was a 118-107 loser in its last match at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 225 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. James Harden was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 7 rebounds but Los Angeles still won, 118-107, over Houston on Saturday at Toyota Center.
In their last action, Brooklyn was a 114-99 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 22 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 114-99 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Barclays Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.68 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.93 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 45.61% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.56% per game.
Houston at Toronto, Wednesday, April 2nd
Brooklyn at New York, Wednesday, April 2nd