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Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets

January 27, 2024


The Houston Rockets will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center with the game tipping off at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday evening and will air on the YES Network.

Houston is in 11th place in the Western Conference with a record of 21-23, however, they are coming off a 138-104 blowout win on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday which also ended their two-game losing streak. The Rockets have been an above-average team defensively as they rank 12th in points allowed per game with an average of 112.72 points allowed per game, however, they are a below-average team offensively as they are averaging the 9th fewest points per game with an average of 112.91 points per game. Alperen Sengun has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 22.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets will look to build off the momentum following the win on the road against the Hornets when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets enter this game with a record of 17-27 which puts them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and are on a three-game losing streak following a 94-96 loss at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. The Nets have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 11th fewest points per game with an average of 113.48 points per game, however, because they play at a slower pace than the average team in the league it also leads them to be one of the better defensive teams in the NBA as they are allowing an average of 112.72 points per game which is below the league average of 115.58 points per game. Mikal Bridges has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 21.7 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Houston Rockets on Saturday evening.

BookMaker has the Brooklyn Nets listed as 4-point favorites at home against the Houston Rockets on Saturday evening. Brooklyn has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Rockets have covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. The Houston Rockets are 22-20-2 ATS overall, 7-12-1 ATS on the road, and 13-15-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 21-21-2 ATS overall, 13-7-2 ATS at home, and 9-6 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Houston enters this game with a better record, however, Brooklyn has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. The Nets have also been one of the better teams at covering the spread at home with a record of 13-7-2 ATS at home while the Rockets have been one of the worst teams at covering the spread on the road with a record of 7-12-1 ATS on the road. As a result, I am laying the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they host the Houston Rockets on Saturday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets -4