Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets NBA Betting Tips 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Brooklyn Nets travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 22-23. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.6 as they average 110.7 points per contest while giving up 111.3 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 25-18. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 111.3 points per contest and give up 109.2, which is a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-21-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-22-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-20-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
01/14/19 SF Jared Dudley Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
01/14/19 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
01/06/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 16.7 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Austin Rivers averages 8.9 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. James Harden averages 34.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 8.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.6 per game. The Nets allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 16th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Rockets are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Rockets surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Nets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 21st. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Houston is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 26th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks