Check out our free Rockets vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Rockets vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Wednesday, March 29th
- Betting Odds BKN -12, HOU +507 | BKN -699 O/U 230.0
The Rockets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 18-58. So far, the team has gone 29-45-2 against the spread. Against the Nets, the Rockets are looking to break out of a 6 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -17.33 points.
Houston is trying to bounce back from a 137-115 loss to the Knicks. Going into this game, the team was 13 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Houston did not outscore the Knicks in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Kevin Porter Jr., as he contributed 26 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 40-35. So far, the team has gone 39-35-1 against the spread. Looking back on Nets’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 116 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.
Brooklyn is trying to bounce back from a 119-106 loss to the Magic. Going into this game, the team was 1 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Brooklyn was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Magic by 13 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 44 points while hitting 59.1% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nets picked up the 118-96 win over the Rockets. The Nets point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 6.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Rockets averaged 109.5 points per game vs the Nets. Just like the Rockets, the Nets maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 111.0 points per game vs Houston. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Rockets have gone 3-2, but the Nets actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Brooklyn has averaged 118 points per contest, while allowing 107. In these contests, they averaged a combined 225 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 76 games, Houston is averaging 110.4 points per game (29th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Rockets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.6 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 26th in made shots per game.
Defensively, Houston has had its problems giving up an average of 118.2 points per game (30th).
Shooting Guard Jalen Green currently leads the Rockets at 22.0 points per game. For the season, he is 33rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.1% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Green is averaging 3.8 boards and 3.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 15th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Alperen Sengün enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 69 games, he is averaging 14.6 and is 71st in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 75 games, the Nets are averaging 113.4 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.9 per contest. Even though the Nets are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 38.0%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.
Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).
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 76 games, Bridges is 58th in the NBA at 19.7 points per game. So far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 37.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 6.1 assists.
Rockets vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets -12
- Free Total Prediction: Under 230.0