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Rockets take on Nets in hoops contest

Houston RocketsNew Jersey Nets
March 29, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Houston Rockets vs New Jersey Nets Odds

38-35TEAM RECORD23-49

The Nets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Rockets tip off at Prudential Center on Tuesday in NBA play.

The Nets sit at 23-49 (34-38 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 38-35 (39-32-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 34-37-1 OU, and Houston is 38-35 OU.

View Houston vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockets are listed as 6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 203.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 26 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-95 win for the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense (93.6 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 22 at 104.2 PPG. The Nets have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.2 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 125-119 result against the Heat on March 27. The Rockets covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 244 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Martin scored 29 points for Houston on Sunday, but the Heat managed a 125-119 victory over the Rockets at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 98-87 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New Jersey got 25 points from Anthony Morrow en route to a 98-87 loss against Atlanta on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss 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
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Houston
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
New Jersey is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
New Jersey is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 30
New Jersey at New York, Wednesday, March 30