Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Nets (40-38) will compete against the Houston Rockets (20-59) at Barclays Center on Tuesday.
The Rockets faced off with the Timberwolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 139-132 in their last contest. Houston finished the game having earned a 56.5% field goal percentage (48 of 85) and knocked down 16 of their 40 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 20 of 29 shots for a percentage of 69.0%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 36 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 28 assists for the contest while forcing 6 turnovers and having 8 steals. In terms of the defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 59.3% from the floor on 51 out of 86 shooting. Minnesota recorded 32 assists and had 32 steals in this contest. In addition, Minnesota collected 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Minnesota finished 80.0% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 25 tries. They made 17 out of their 41 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to personal fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 24 while the Timberwolves recorded 19 personal fouls.
Josh Christopher is a player who came through in this contest. Christopher walked away from this one shooting 78.6% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished with 30 points on 11 out of 14 shooting.
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Houston comes into this one with a win-loss record of 20-59 on the campaign. They are averaging 109.7 points per game (17th in basketball) while going 45.6% from the field. The Rockets are shooting 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (1,067 of 3,052) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston is pulling down 42.1 boards per game and has 1,866 assists this season, which is 19th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.7 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing 14.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.2 personal fouls. They concede 35.1% on shots from distance while they are 30th in the league in PPG allowed (118.1). The Rockets defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (3,434 of 7,105) and they surrender 45.6 boards per game as a unit. They are 27th in the league in giving up assists with 2,032 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nets took a loss by a score of 122-115 against the Hawks. The Nets were able to snag 42 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 in this game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Hawks committed 6 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.7%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Brooklyn knocked down 17 of 37 tries (45.9%). When all was said and done, the Nets ended up shooting 42 out of 99 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Nets permitted the Hawks to convert 36 of 86 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.9% for this game. They shot 31.7% from downtown by shooting 13 of 41 and ended up going 37 out of 49 from the free throw line (75.5%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn permitted Atlanta to pull down 44 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets for the contest. Durant had 55 points in his 42 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for the game. He converted 19 out of 28 for the contest for a rate of 67.9%, and had 7 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 40-38 so far this year. The Nets commit 20.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 80.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.1 times per contest (10th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. Brooklyn has totaled 8,778 points this season (112.5 per contest) and they snag 44.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are hitting on 47.4% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in the NBA.
The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG given up with 112.3. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (8th in the league). The Brooklyn defense allows 34.6% from downtown (975 of 2,820) and opponents are making 79.7% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 23.9 dimes and 44.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 9th and 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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