Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/7/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
The Houston Rockets are hosting the Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center on Tuesday.
The Nets faced the Celtics and took home the win by a score of 115-105 in their last contest. Brooklyn finished the game with a 42.1% FG percentage (40 out of 95) and knocked down 14 of their 44 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nets buried 21 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 47 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and having 9 steals. Regarding defending, Brooklyn allowed 48.8% from the floor on 41 of 84 shooting. Boston dished out 26 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Additionally, Boston pulled down 48 rebounds (9 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Boston finished the contest at 70.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 20 tries. They converted 9 out of their 29 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Nets walked away with 20 while the Celtics accounted for 19 fouls.
Mikal Bridges is one player who was a major factor in this game. Bridges finished shooting 59.1% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. He played for 43 minutes and collected 10 rebounds. He recorded 38 points on 13 of 22 shooting.
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Brooklyn enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 36-28 for the season. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 21.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Brooklyn is snagging 40.3 boards per contest and has earned 1,634 dimes for the season, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are shooting 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc (809 of 2,108) and 79.9% from the free throw line. They average 113.5 points per outing (18th in basketball) while hitting 49.5% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are ranked 2nd in the league in allowing assists with 1,475 conceded on the season. The Nets are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.2% (2,610 of 5,647) and they concede 44.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 37.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 12th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Rockets walked away with a victory by a final of 122-110 against the Spurs. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Houston allowed San Antonio to get 42 in all (13 on the offensive side). They shot 40.5% from distance by going 15 out of 37 and finished the contest at 19 of 20 at the free throw line (95.0%). The Rockets permitted the Spurs to make 38 of their 86 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.2% in this game. When this game wrapped up, the Rockets finished shooting 49 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 56.3%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Houston converted 8 out of their 23 attempts (34.8%). They were able to knock down 16 of them for a percentage of 72.7%. The Spurs were called for 20 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for 22 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 9 steals in the game. The Rockets corralled 31 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in this game.
Tari Eason ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for the game. He converted 7 out of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Eason totaled 20 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for this game.
Houston has a record of 15-49 for the campaign. The Rockets commit 20.6 fouls every game and they go 75.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.6 times per contest. Houston has scored 7,056 pts on the season (110.3 per contest) and they pull in 46.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Rockets are shooting 45.4% from the field, which is 29th in the NBA.
The Houston defense concedes 37.5% on shots from distance (938 of 2,504) and opponents are converting on 79.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.8 assists and 41.6 rebounds every game, which is 21st and 4th in basketball. The Rockets defensively are ranked 27th in the league in points allowed per contest with 118.2. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.9% from the floor (24th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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