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Rockets visit Nets in NBA clash

Houston RocketsNew Jersey Nets
March 10, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

Houston Rockets vs New Jersey Nets Odds

21-19TEAM RECORD14-27

Houston travels to New Jersey on Saturday, hoping to boost its 21-19 mark with a victory over the Nets.

The Nets are 14-27 so far on the season, and 18-23 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 21-19 and 20-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 22-19 and the Rockets go 16-24 on the totals.

View Houston vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Rockets before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point favorites, while the total sits at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 96-90.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 92.5 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 21 at 97.1 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.5 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 116-98 result against the Raptors on March 7. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chandler Parsons scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Rockets to victory (they lost 116-98 to Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday).

New Jersey won its last outing, an 83-74 result against the Bobcats on March 9. The Nets covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 157 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets got a 20-point performance from Kris Humphries, who added 15 rebounds as New Jersey ran past Charlotte 83-74 on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Charlotte are 0-10
After a win are 2-8

A few Rockets at Nets trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games at home
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Houston
New Jersey is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Houston at Cleveland, Sunday, March 11
New Jersey home to Milwaukee, Monday, March 12

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