Rockets at Nets - 12/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (10-11) at Brooklyn Nets (5-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets square off Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.
The Houston Rockets look for their fourth straight win to get back to a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 102.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29.3 points and 6.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 4.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are shooting 38.8 percent from deep in their last five games and have won six of their last eight games when topping 100 points. The Houston Rockets have split their last six road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a big victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 6.7 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and are 1-13 this year when allowing 100-plus points. The Brooklyn Nets have won four of their last five home games. Andrea Bargnani is doubtful and Sergey Karasev is questionable.
The Rockets are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest. The Nets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Rockets are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Brooklyn.
The Nets continue to stink up the joint and when they play bad, they play bad. The Rockets aren't exactly great either, but at least Houston has offensive firepower and is stroking the long ball. The Rockets should win and get back to .500.