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New Jersey NetsHouston Rockets
Feb 26, 8:30 PM | Toyota Center

New Jersey Nets vs Houston Rockets Odds

17-41TEAM RECORD28-31

The Rockets will be trying to slam the Nets on Saturday when the teams tip off at Toyota Center in NBA betting action.

The Rockets sport records of 28-31 and 29-28-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nets sit at 17-41 and 27-31 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-28 for the Rockets and 26-31-1 for the Nets.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rockets in this one will find them as 8.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nets are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 101-94.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 3-ranked offense (105.5 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 15 at 98.7 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.4 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 106-96 result against the Spurs on February 25. The Nets covered in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Jersey got 25 points from Anthony Morrow en route to a 106-96 loss against San Antonio on Friday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 124-119 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 243 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston got 30 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 124-119 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Nets at Rockets trends to consider:
New Jersey is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
New Jersey is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Houston
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey home to Phoenix, Monday, February 28
Houston at New Orleans, Sunday, February 27

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