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Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets (23-32) at Houston Rockets (39-18)

NBA Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Brooklyn Nets travel to the Toyota Center to battle the Houston Rockets tonight.

The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last six games and had their two-game win streak snapped on Wednesday when they lost to the Pelicans by 102-96. Joe Johnson scored a team-high 21 points, Thaddeus Young added 19 points and Brook Lopez added 15, but the Nets were unable to take advantage of the shorthanded Pelicans as they allowed Quincy Pondexter to burn them for a career-high 25 points. It was a pretty disappointing result for the Nets because it drops them to 23-32 on the season, level with Charlotte who currently occupy the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been on a bit of a roll lately, winning their last three including a 110-105 victory against the Clippers on Wednesday. James Harden led the way with 21 points and 10 assists, Donatas Motiejunas added 18 points and Trevor Ariza added 17, but it was Corey Brewer 13 points in the fourth quarter that really got the Rockets over the line. All in all, it was a very important win as the Rockets lost the previous two meetings to the Clippers by a combined 32 points so it was good to peg one back to get to 39-18 on the season and 21-8 at home.

In ATS trends, the Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss, while the Rockets are 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a losing record.

Head to head, the Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in Houston.

The early money has been going towards the Nets with the points in this one, but I'm actually going to stick with the Rockets who have been money against sub .500 teams all season long.

 

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Houston -7.5

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