Nets vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/3/24

Houston Rockets (16-15) vs Brooklyn Nets (15-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Brooklyn Nets travel to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Here’s a Nets vs Rockets Prediction.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have been in terrible shape as they've lost nine of their last 11 games overall, but they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after getting thrashed by the Pelicans in a 112-85 road defeat last night. Cam Johnson led the team with 17 points on six of 12 shooting, Mikal Bridges added 13 points while Dayron Sharpe chipped in with 12 points off the bench, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Nets shot just 35 percent from the field and 11 of 43 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and never had a chance after getting outscored by 59-34. Spencer Dinwiddie had a night to forget as he finished scoreless on zero of six shooting while Cam Thomas finished scoreless on zero of 11 shooting off the bench.

Houston Rockets

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been in rough shape as they've lost six of their last nine games overall, but they will be eager to build some momentum after snapping a three-game skid with a 136-113 home win over the lowly Pistons on Monday. Alperen Sengun led the team with 26 points and nine assists on nine of 13 shooting, Jalen Green added 22 points, Tari Eason scored 17 points while Fred VanVleet chipped in with 15 points and seven assists. As a team, the Rockets shot 56 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Pistons in a closely contested first half, before they erupted for 47 points in the third quarter to make it look easy in the end.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.5) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (5.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (32.9%).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent field goals made per game this season (39.1).
  • The Nets rank 30th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (11.7).
  • The Nets rank 29th in the league for steals per game this season (6.2).

Nets vs Rockets Prediction

The Rockets are shorthanded with Dillon Brooks and Tari Eason both questionable, while the Nets are still without Lonnie Walker. The Nets could really do with a win to get their season back on track, but they've been one of the coldest teams lately and they were terrible against the Pelicans last night. The Rockets haven't been at their best lately, but they made light work of the Pistons on Monday and they are a solid 13-5 at home this season. Give me the Rockets to get the job done at home in this spot.

 

Peter’s Pick Houston -6.5

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