Brooklyn Nets (22-23 ) vs Houston Rockets (25-18 )Date : 01/16/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Toyota Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets
The Rockets will welcome the Nets to Toyota Center as they are coming off a win against the Grizzlies while the Nets were able to take down the Celtics in their last game. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Brooklyn Nets's Latest Performance :
The Nets are coming off an impressive win over the Celtics it was a feel-good win for the Nets as they can finally move on from the trade. Leading the way for the Nets was Russell as he poured in 34 points on the night on 13-of-26 shots. He went toe-to-toe with Roizer limiting him to only seven points on the night. He nailed seven triples in the win with seven assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and five turnovers. It will be very interesting to see how he matches up against James Harden. Jarrett Allen had a monster double-double he had 19 points and grabbed 12 boards on the night and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line his defense was outstanding against Boston. The Nets have a young core and the future looks bright for them in the future. They are currently the 7th seed in the East and just one game behind the .500 mark. It will have to take a collective group to take down the Rockets and the Nets have the talent to do so.
Houston Rockets's Latest Performance :
The Rockets were able to bounce back after a horrendous shooting night against the Magic and opened up their three-game homestand with a win against the Grizzlies. James Harden after shooting 1-for-17 from three-point range he erupted for 57 points on 17-for-33 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, one blocked shot and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes. With starting center Clint Capela out because of a thumb injury Harden put the Rockets team on his back. He extended his streak of consecutive games with at least 30 points (now at 17) before halftime, and the 57 points (his third 50-point game this season) is his high this season. He is definitely the favorite to win MVP again with that performance. Not having Capela takes away the lob in the ball screen actions that Houston runs for Harden, so there will be some adjusting to do it will be interesting to see how many points he puts up with D-Low guarding him. The Rockets can’t rely on James to do all by himself this is when the other players need to step it up to or else James will run out of energy when the game is close.
How Brooklyn Nets & Houston Rockets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rockets are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Nets are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Brooklyn Nets
My reason for the pick :
This game will go down the wire as James Harden is set to have another huge scoring performance but he can’t do it all himself and the Nets will be coming in with full of confidence after taking down the Celtics in their last game. D-Low will start to feel more comfortable as being the team primary scorer. The Nets will come through as a team to win on the road on Wednesday as they improve their record to 23-23 on the season.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets:
- Nets are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
Betting trends for Houston Rockets:
- Rockets are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest.