Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Houston Rockets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 38-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 114.0 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 19-35. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 25-25-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 22-28-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-22-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-32-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/05/18 G Eric Gordon Back missed last 2 games, is probable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/01/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
James Harden averages 31.2 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 69%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Houston averages 114 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.22 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season. Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.78. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 23rd. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Nets are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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