Brooklyn Nets (7-12) at Houston Rockets (15-4)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -16 -- Over/Under: 229 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since October 20-22. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 13.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Dinwiddie is dishing six assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six road games.
The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.4 points and 9.8 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 20.2 points and 2.1 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five of their last six home games.
The Nets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Rockets are obviously the better team here and should win rather easily given the gap in overall talent and depth. However, the Brooklyn Nets continue to score points in bunches, and when you have two high tempo teams, you usually end up with a ton of scoring and possibly a close game. I'm just not going to lay this huge number when both teams can fill it up offensively. The Rockets go through these stretches where they allow the team back in it due to a string of missed threes. I'll take a stab with the points here.