Check out our free Nets vs Rockets pick and preview for this NBA game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Nets vs Rockets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets
- Where: Houston at Toyota Center
- Date: Tuesday, March 7th
- Betting Odds HOU +7, BKN -282 | HOU +231 O/U 229.5
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 36-28. So far, the team has gone 33-30-1 against the spread. The Nets entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 13.0 points.
The Nets will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hornets by a score of 102-86. Heading into the game, they were 8 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Brooklyn was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Hornets to cut into their 29 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
The Rockets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 15-49. So far, the team has gone 24-38-2 against the spread. Houston comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 22.0 points per game
The Rockets will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 142-110. Heading into the game, they were 4 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Houston was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Spurs to cut into their 10 point halftime lead. In the win, Jalen Green led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 57.9%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 111.0 points per game vs the Rockets. Similar to the Nets, the Rockets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Brooklyn, the team averaged 109.5 points per game. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Rockets have gone 4-1, but the Nets actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Brooklyn has averaged 114 points per contest, while allowing 109. In these contests, they averaged a combined 223 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 18th in the NBA in scoring at 113.5 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.6 made 3’s per game. If the Brooklyn offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 26th in made free-throws per game.
Currently, the Nets defense is ranked 18th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.12 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Nets offense has primarily worked through Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 65 games, Bridges is 65th in the NBA at 18.5 points per game. So far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 3.3 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 5.5 assists.
Through 64 games, the Rockets are averaging 110.2 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA. So far, the Rockets are averaging 98.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 28th in the league in field goal percentage 45.4%.
Defensively, Houston has had its problems giving up an average of 118.2 points per game (30th).
On offense, Jalen Green leads the Rockets in scoring at 21.7 points per game, placing him 37th in the NBA. Overall, Green has hit 41.4% of his shots while accounting for 20.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 15th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 14.8 points per game, Alperen Sengün is the 2nd leading scorer for the Rockets. For the season, he is 64th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 55.7%.
Nets vs Rockets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets -7.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 229.5