Brooklyn Nets (23-13) at Houston Rockets (11-22)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +7 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 120.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets need a win here to snap a 12-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.4 points and 6.1 assists. Victor Oladipo is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rockets are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 home games and 19-40 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The over is 23-7 in Nets last 30 overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing their best ball of the season and are winning their last five games by an average of 8.8 points. The Houston Rockets have not only lost eight straight games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 21.4 points while shooting 38.1 percent from the field. It's just awful. Also, you have to factor in the Harden impact, as you know him and the Nets will be out to stick it to his former team. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Nets.