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Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets - 2/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Rockets (38-13) at Brooklyn Nets (19-35)
Date & Time Tuesday February 6, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +9.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5
TV Channel
YES
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NBA | Houston Rockets (38-13) at Brooklyn Nets (19-35)
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The Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Houston Rockets look for another victory after winning eight of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.2 points and 9.1 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 19.2 points and 8.5 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five of their last seven road games.

The Brooklyn Nets need a victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 104.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.2 points and 4.5 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven of their last nine home games.

The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 35-17 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Brooklyn, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets went from a team that couldn't win but would cover games left and right to a team that can't win or cover. Playing a scoring machine and a squad as hot as the Houston Rockets, this thing could get ugly. However, there's still hope with the Nets here, as Brooklyn is 8-4 ATS this season when an underdog of at last nine points. The Houston Rockets are just 5-10 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. The Nets have also covered five of the last six games against the Rockets. Give me the points.

Pick:
Brooklyn Nets +9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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