The Brooklyn Nets (40-35) will be hoping to snap out of their recent slump when they host the Houston Rockets (18-58) on Wednesday night. Brooklyn has lost six of its last seven games, coming up short against Orlando on Sunday. Houston is on a six-game losing streak and has the worst record in the Western Conference. Ben Simmons (back) has been ruled out for the season by Brooklyn.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center. Brooklyn is favored by 10.5 points in the latest Nets vs. Rockets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 229. Before entering any Rockets vs. Nets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Nets vs. Rockets spread: Nets -10.5
- Nets vs. Rockets over/under: 229 points
- Nets vs. Rockets money line: Brooklyn -600, Houston +430
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Why the Nets can cover
Four of Brooklyn's last five losses have come by six points or fewer, so the Nets have been playing better than their record indicates. They beat Miami by 29 points on the road last Saturday, with Mikal Bridges pouring in 27 points on 7 of 19 shooting. Center Nicolas Claxton posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, making 6 of 7 shot attempts from the floor.
Bridges scored 44 points against Orlando on Sunday, coming up one point shy of his career high. Houston is on a six-game losing streak, allowing at least 130 points for the third time during that skid when it fell to New York on Monday. The Rockets allowed New York to shoot 58.1% from the floor, marking their second-highest opposing field goal percentage of the season.
Why the Rockets can cover
Brooklyn has lost six of its last seven games, facing double-digit deficits in each of those games, including Sunday's 119-106 loss to Orlando. Outside of Bridges, the other four starters shot a combined 9 of 35 from the floor, with Spencer Dinwiddie going 0 of 11. Kevin Porter led Houston with 26 points in its loss to New York, notching his fifth 20-point showing in his last eight games.
Jalen Green cracked the 30-point mark for the 14th time this season when he did so against Cleveland on Sunday, shooting 10 of 17 from the floor. He leads the Rockets with 22.0 points and 3.6 assists per game, while Porter is adding 18.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. Houston has covered the spread in four of its last six games against Brooklyn, which has only covered twice in its last seven games.
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