Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+12.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (32-15) host the Houston Rockets (13-33) at Barclays Center on Wednesday. Houston opens this contest as 12.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 233.
The Houston Rockets took the court against the Memphis Grizzlies and went home with a loss by a final score of 120-110 in their last contest. Houston walked away from the game having earned a 42.6% FG percentage (40 of 94) and knocked down 11 out of their 42 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rockets made 19 of 22 tries for a rate of 86.4%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 28 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to defense, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 54.1% from the field on 46 out of 85 shooting. Memphis doled out 31 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Furthermore, Memphis snagged 47 rebounds (7 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Memphis walked away from this one shooting 70.8% at the charity stripe by making 17 of their 24 shots. They also made 11 out of their 31 attempts from distance.
Kelly Olynyk is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He walked away with 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played 33:40 mins played and totaled 9 boards. Olynyk went 58.8% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Rockets was Jae'Sean Tate. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 33:16 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 50.0% from the field for this game by going 9-of-18 (24 points). When the final whistle blew, Tate had accumulated 1 assist.
Houston heads into this game with a win-loss record of 13-33 this year. The Rockets are connecting on 33.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (614 of 1,859) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.3 points per contest (24th in the league) while shooting 43.6% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Houston is pulling in 42.4 boards per contest and has earned 1,040 dimes this year, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Rockets are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 fouls. They currently rank 13th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,122 conceded for the season. The Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.7% (705 of 902) and they surrender 48.3 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 37.1% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (113.4).
When they last played, the Brooklyn Nets went home victorious with a score of 112-107 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nets corralled 43 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Timberwolves committed 25 fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They were able to make 22 of those for a percentage of 88.0%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Brooklyn made 10 of 30 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.1%. The Nets permitted the Timberwolves to knock down 40 out of their 103 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.8% for the contest. They went 31.8% from beyond the arc via 14 of 44 and ended up going 13 out of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). When discussing team rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Minnesota to get 51 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
James Harden ended up being a factor for the Nets in this matchup. He made 11 of 25 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 44.0%, and tallied 11 rebounds. Harden accumulated 38 points in his 40:21 mins on the court and added 13 assists in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He walked away with 3 dimes in 33:10 mins played, and he knocked down 11 of 22 from the floor. Irving ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field as well as totaling 27 points and 7 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 32-15 on the campaign. The Nets commit 18.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 79.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 26.5 times per game (7th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.9 times per contest. Brooklyn has accumulated 5,598 pts for the season (119.1 per game) and they collect 44.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Nets are shooting 49.5% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the league. The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 26th in basketball in points given up per game with 114.9. They have allowed 24.5 assists and 42.6 boards per game, which is ranked 14th and 9th in the league. The Brooklyn defense allows 36.5% on three-point shots (616 of 1,689) and opponents are converting on 78.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (12th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-12.5) and over 233 points
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