Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-7.5)
Toyota Center is the venue where and the Houston Rockets (11-22) will play the Brooklyn Nets (23-13) on Wednesday. Houston opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 233.
The Brooklyn Nets played the San Antonio Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 124-113 in their last contest. Brooklyn finished the contest with a 47.0% field goal percentage (47 of 100) and made 17 of their 41 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nets buried 13 of 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 51 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 35 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding the defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 45.4% from the field on 44 of 97 shooting. San Antonio earned 30 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. Moreover, San Antonio collected 48 rebounds (9 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 3 blocks. San Antonio ended up shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 15 shots. They knocked down 15 out of their 35 attempts from distance.
James Harden is a guy who was a factor for the contest. He ended up scoring 30 points on 12 of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 44:02 minutes and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Harden finished the game at 52.2% from the field and also recorded 15 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He collected 6 rebounds in 42:25 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor for the game by shooting 9-of-24 (27 points). Overall, Irving had accumulated 7 assists.
Brooklyn heads into this one with a win-loss record of 23-13 for the season. They are turning it over 14.3 times per game and as a group they commit 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Brooklyn is snagging 44.0 boards per contest and has 975 dimes on the year, which ranks 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are connecting on 40.5% on shots from beyond the arc (550 of 1,359) and 80.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 120.8 points per game (1st in the NBA) while going 49.8% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Nets have forced 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 24th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 895 relinquished for the season. The Nets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.8% (454 of 669) and they surrender 42.6 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 36.5% on three-point shots while they are 27th in the NBA in opponents PPG (116.2).
For their last game, the Houston Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 101-90 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets recorded 26 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 13 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers committed 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to make 18 of those for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about shooting from distance, Houston knocked down 10 out of 31 tries (32.3%). Overall, the Rockets finished 31 for 76 from the floor which had them shooting 40.8%. The Rockets permitted the Cavaliers to convert 36 of their 73 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 49.3% for the game. They went 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 10 out of 30 and ended up going 19 out of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). In regard to team rebounding, Houston allowed Cleveland to pull down 48 overall (6 offensive).
John Wall ended up being important for the Rockets for this game. He made 11 of 24 in this game for a rate of 45.8%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Wall scored 32 points in his 39:50 mins on the court and totaled 5 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Houston was Victor Oladipo. He left the arena with 3 assists in his 41:15 minutes played, and he converted 8 out of 21 from the floor. Oladipo wrapped this one up going 38.1% from the field as well as contributing 20 points and 3 boards.
Houston has a win-loss mark of 11-22 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rockets are shooting 43.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 28th in basketball. Houston has accounted for 3,543 pts on the year (107.4 per contest) and they collect 42.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.1 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per contest. The Rockets commit 20.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 75.7% from the charity stripe. The Rockets defensively are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.2. The Houston defense allows 36.6% on 3-point shots (398 of 1,086) and their opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 23.2 assists and 48.2 boards per contest, which is 5th and 27th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the field (10th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+7.5) and over 233 points
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