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Houston Rockets (20-23) vs. Brooklyn Nets (17-27)
January 27, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3.5; Over/Under: +218
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The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing 7 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets rebounded from losses to the Celtics and Trail Blazers by beating the Hornets. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 22.1 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost each of their last 19 road games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 11 road games on the second leg of a back-to-back against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Seven of the Rockets’ last eight road games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Clippers, Knicks, and Timberwolves during their 3-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.7 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Cam Thomas is averaging 20.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. Cameron Johnson is the third double-digit scorer, and Spencer Dinwiddie is dishing 6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

Brooklyn Nets Team Facts

  • The Nets have lost each of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Nets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight games against Western Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • Seven of the Nets’ last eight home games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.

Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets prediction

I’m not thrilled to back the Brooklyn Nets in the favorite role, but if they can’t win this game at home, they’re going to extend a massive losing stretch. The Houston Rockets are heading in the wrong direction, and playing on the end of a back to back doesn’t help matters. Also, beating the Hornets doesn’t move the needle. The Rockets have also failed to cover 8 of their last 10 games. I have no choice but to side with the Nets and the small chalk given home court and the rest edge.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Brooklyn Nets -3.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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