Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions
The weekday of the NBA has a champion side take on an underdog in a significant clash. Tonight, Brooklyn Nets have setup a regular season clash against Houston Rockets at the Barclays Center.
The hosts are on a roll with 8 wins in the last 10 games, putting them in a comfortable position while the Houston based side has a mountain to climb to get back on track.
The head-to-head as well as the general perception implies a formidable advantage to the Nets with the visitors requiring a major effort to post a victory at the Barclays Center.
The Rockets have failed to impress their fans this season as they have lost 33 games and won just 13 games as of now while Nets are at No. 2 spot in Eastern Conference points table. They have lost 15 games and have won 32 games. The latest Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 31st March .
Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Eastern Conference seems to be producing some close contests, making it highly unpredictable with every passing day. Brooklyn Nets got off to a much-needed positive start that kept them in the hunt.
A winning streak in the first two months of 2021 was an icing on the top for the Nets side. Despite hiccups here and there, they have managed to stitch some dominating performances this month that has given them the favorites tag. They extended their 4-match winning streak with an exceptional performance against Timberwolves on Monday night. They are occupying 2nd spot in the Eastern conference.
The Houston Rockets has had some contrasting performances this season after the side struggled to register their first victory in the first three games. They had to wait until the 3rd week of January to find some sort of redemption and form as they went on a 6-match winning streak that put them in a far better position.
But it once again started going downhill after a losing streak In February dented their chances big time. They have managed just 2 victories in 10 games, putting them in a precarious position this season. They are now struggling in 14th place with 13 wins and 33 losses.
Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (97 games): Rockets – 64 wins, Nets – 33 wins.
Playoffs played: 0.
Previous meeting: Nets won 132-114 on 3rd March 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Kyrie Irving has shouldered the responsibility extremely well as he produced brilliance against Timberwolves with 27 points.
James Harden has lived up to the expectations after clocking 26 points on an average in addition to 11.4 assists. He topped the charts with 38 points and 13 assists in his last appearance.
Joe Harris has been one of the few players who has played all the games for the Nets this season. He gave away 7 points and 6 rebounds in his last outing.
Jeff Green needs to do better than 9.6 points per game for the side to succeed in the coming games. Bruce Brown Jr. has been flamboyant throughout this season with a rating of 15.53.
The Houston Rockets has the service of John Wall who has done a great job as the point guard. He has averaged 21 points but was a little scratchy against Grizzlies with just 9 points and 8 assists.
Jaesean Tate has also done a good job in terms of assists and dribbles but needs to increase his points in the coming games.
Kelly Olynyk who is yet another forward has a free throw percentage of 100 in addition to 4 dribbles per game.
D J Augustin did a decent job with 13 points and 5 rebounds in his last outing. Sterling Brown, who is a regular substitute, has a player efficiency rating of 11.51.
Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Brooklyn Nets are in the zone with constant success whereas the Houston Rockets are facing a lot of flak after failing to put up strong performances. This is quite reflective in the outright predictions provided by platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets who have not given much of a chance to the Rockets while the Nets are the hot favorites to grab the title.
According to FiveThirtyEight, the Nets have a huge chance of 85% to secure a win with the visiting team requiring something extraordinary to stand a chance.