Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 12/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
The Brooklyn Nets (16-7) are en route to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they will meet the Houston Rockets (7-16).
The Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 111-107 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Nets ended up with 19 and the Bulls totaled 9 personal fouls. They also converted 10 of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc. Chicago finished 70.4% from the charity stripe by making 19 of their 27 shots. Furthermore, Chicago collected 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Chicago recorded 47 assists and had 22 steals in this matchup. With respect to defense, Brooklyn allowed 47.7% from the field on 41 out of 86 shooting. They also doled out 28 assists in this game while creating 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected 55 with 15 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Nets converted 7 of 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. Brooklyn walked away from the game with a 41.4% FG percentage (46 of 111) and knocked down 8 out of their 25 3-point shots.
Kevin Durant is one player who came through for this game. Durant finished the game shooting 46.2% from the floor and also dished out 4 dimes. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also snagged 10 rebounds. He notched 28 points on 12 of 26 shooting.
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Brooklyn heads into this matchup with a record of 16-7 so far this year. They turn it over 13.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.7 rebounds per game and has 587 assists this season, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are connecting on 36.6% on 3-point shots (280 of 764) and 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.5 pts per contest (11th in basketball) on 46.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 10th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (105.8). The Nets are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.9% (897 of 2,092) and they surrender 46.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 2nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 503 conceded on the season.
When they last played, the Rockets went home victorious with a score of 118-108 when they faced the Pelicans. The Rockets were able to collect 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the game. They gave up possession 14 times, while recording 3 steals for this contest. The Pelicans were called for 7 fouls in this game which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of them for a clip of 79.3%. Concerning 3-pointers, Houston knocked down 17 out of 40 attempts (42.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets finished 39 out of 79 from the floor which had them at 49.4%. The Rockets permitted the Pelicans to make 40 of their 94 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 26.3% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 38 and finished the game at 18 out of 25 at the free throw line (72.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Houston permitted New Orleans to grab 28 in total (22 offensive).
Christian Wood ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets in this matchup. Wood accumulated 23 points in his 32 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the contest. He converted 7 out of 13 in the game giving him a rate of 53.8%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Houston has a win-loss mark of 7-16 on the season. The Rockets have committed 19.9 fouls per game and they go 70.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.6 times per game (22nd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 18.0 times per contest. Houston has earned 2,419 points on the season (105.2 per game) and they collect 44.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the NBA.
The Houston defense concedes 32.7% on 3-point shots (296 of 905) and their opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 23.3 assists and 46.1 boards every game, which ranks 13th and 18th in the NBA. The Rockets defensively are ranked 27th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.9. They have forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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