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(31-10) Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets (8-29)
Date: Sunday January 15
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 231.5
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This game features a strong Rockets team going up against the Nets in Brooklyn.
The Rockets saw their 9 game win streak end against the Timberwolves on Wednesday, and the Nets are losers of 7 straight.
Even though their 9 game winning streak was snapped, I don’t see anyone slowing down the Rockets during their next stretch of games.
James Harden continued to dominate, as I expected against a Minnesota team lacking a defensive minded point guard. Harden put up 33 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds against the Timberwolves, but shot very poor from behind the arc going only 2-11 in the game.
The Nets will have a daunting task to stop Harden, and I don’t think they are up to the challenge. During Houston’s win streak he shot 35% from behind the arc. Look for Harden to have a much better shooting night, and finish with 5 triples.
Trevor Ariza continued his steady scoring for the Rockets against the Twolves, shooting 6-13 from the field and finishing with 16 points. The Nets do have a solid perimeter defender in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, but I expect Ariza to still put up 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Eric Gordon sat out the loss to the Timberwolves. He is listed as probable for this matchup. If he does suit up and play there is nothing stopping him from lighting the Nets backcourt up for 20 points. If he doesn’t play look for Corey Brewer to get more minutes as the 6th man.
Big man Ryan Anderson has core 10+ points in 5 of the last 7 games, and should be a good #3 scoring option if isn’t healthy enough to play.
The Nets are a poorly run franchise and have been for a number of years. They have the worst record in the NBA, and have the unfortunate future of swapping 1st round picks with the Celtics in the NBA draft in June (likely a low 20’s pick).
Brook Lopez has been the center of trade rumors for a number of seasons, but he has still put up impressive scoring numbers for Brooklyn.
The talented center is averaging 20 points per game, but is only grabbing 5 rebounds and at 7 feet tall should easily grab 8 a game.
Is it a lack of effort? He goes up against young big man Montrez Harrell and Lopez will get his usual 20, but other than scoring he won’t have much impact on the outcome of the game.
Jeremy Lin is having a surprisingly good season for the Nets. He is averaging almost 6 assists per game to go along with 13 points and is receiving a lot of fan votes to make the All Star team.
He doesn’t play good defense and with Harden playing at an insane level Lin will easily give up 30 points on the defensive end of the floor.
Trevor Booker has missed the last 2 games for Brooklyn, but should suit up for this game. Expect a double double from him if he gets on the court as his rebounding will be effective against a good Rockets front line.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-3 in HOU last 13 overall.
- HOU are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 road games.
- HOU are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Sun. games.
- BK are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Sun. games.
- Under is 9-4-1 in BK last 14 overall.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
The Rockets should get the easy victory against the Nets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston ATS
The Nets have a -9 point differential against their opponents this season.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 119 – Brooklyn 94
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