Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets - 12/8/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (7-16) vs Brooklyn Nets (17-7)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +6.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Houston Rockets look to build on their six-game winning streak.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.6 points and 5.5 assists, while James Harden is averaging 20.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 16.2 points and 11.3 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 14 points and 3.1 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 15-36 ATS in their last 51 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Nets last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 overall. The Nets are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are finding ways to win games, but nothing has come easy for the most part, and they have to make a lot of big comebacks, as they did last night against the Mavs. Those sorts of comebacks take a lot of energy, and it's not easy to get up for another one. Also, the Houston Rockets have quietly won six straight games, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 6.4 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Not sure what's gotten into these Rockets, but I like what I'm seeing. Give me the home dog.
Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +6.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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