The Houston Rockets (21-23) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (17-27) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on YES. The Rockets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.
Rockets vs Nets
The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Rockets bested the Hornets with a score of 138-104. Going into the second half the Rockets held the lead at 55-53.
With a 21-23 record, the Rockets are hoping to add to their win total against the Nets. In the Western Conference, they are 11th and hold the 3rd spot in the Southwest division.
Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 23-20 so far this season. Houston has gone 10-5 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 13-15 when playing as underdogs.
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Nets’ most recent game against the Timberwolves, Cam Thomas led the Nets with 25 points while going 7/15 from the field. Mikal Bridges put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Brooklyn ended up losing the game with a final score of 96-94.
Heading into their matchup with the Rockets, the Nets have a 17-27 overall record and are hoping to snap their three game losing streak. In Eastern Conference play, the Nets are 13-14 compared to 4-13 in non-conference games.
Brooklyn has a .500 ATS record so far this season, marked at 21-21. The Nets have failed to cover the spread in four straight games as the favorite and are 12-15 vs. the spread as the underdog.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
The Rockets come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 113.5 points per game.
On the season, the Rockets are averaging 113.5 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. When playing on the road, they are scoring 112.0 points per game.
So far, Houston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.9% of their games. In terms of pace, the Rockets are 13th in the league with 99 possessions per game.
From a shooting standpoint, Houston is 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 22nd in true shooting percentage.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Through 44 games the Nets are averaging 113.5 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA.
At home, the Nets are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 21st in the NBA. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 113.5 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 8th in the league in made threes at 13.7 per game. However, they are just 27th in field goal percentage at 45%.
On the season, Brooklyn is 5th in offensive rebounds and 17th in assists. They are 25th in free throw attempts and 25th in made free throws.
Rockets Team Defense
On defense, the Rockets come into the game ranked 11th in the league in points allowed at 112.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 119 points per contest (25th). In their previous matchup vs. the Hornets, the Rockets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 104 points.
Nets Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Nets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 16th in the league at 115.1 points per game allowed. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Nets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.6% while allowing 38.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The Rockets And Nets
In today’s game, we anticipate Alperen Sengün leading the scoring for the Rockets, contributing 18 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.9 points per game, along with 9.1 rebounds.
On the other side, Mikal Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Nets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.7 points per game.
Rockets vs Nets Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Houston has an ATS record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 115 points per game.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-8.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Nets have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
Rockets vs Nets Prediction
As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Rockets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 218.5 and our model has the Rockets and Nets finishing with a combined 216 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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