Nets vs Rockets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 3, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2021

John Wall leads the Houston Rockets (11-22) into a matchup with the Brooklyn Nets (23-13) after putting up 32 points in a 101-90 loss to the Cavaliers. The Nets are 8-point favorites in the matchup on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, which tips off at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The point total for the matchup is set at 226.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 3, 2021, 7:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 3

Nets:
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: Out (Knee),
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),
Jeff Green: Day To Day (Shoulder)

Rockets:
Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Knee),
David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
Eric Gordon: Day To Day (Knee),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Christian Wood: Out (Ankle),
Rodions Kurucs: Out (Oblique)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Rockets (+8)
Total Pick Over (226.5)
Prediction Nets 118, Rockets 111

The model favors the Nets by 6.8 points, just 1.2 less than the 8-point spread set by DraftKings.

In this game, the model projects a total (228.3 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (226.5 points).

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Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 19 29.0 7.3 5.2 0.7 1.4 2.6
Kyrie Irving 25 27.4 4.8 6.0 1.1 0.6 2.9
James Harden 30 25.2 7.7 11.0 1.1 0.7 3.2
Joe Harris 36 14.7 3.6 1.8 0.6 0.2 3.4
Jeff Green 33 9.5 3.5 1.4 0.7 0.2 1.5

Nets Player Props

  • James Harden’s assists prop over/under for the contest is listed at 9.5 assists, 1.5 assists lower than his season average of 11.0.
  • Kevin Durant’s points prop total for the game is set at 30.5, 1.5 points higher than his season average of 29.0.
  • Joe Harris’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 3.4.
  • DeAndre Jordan’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 17 22.0 10.2 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.9
John Wall 24 20.4 3.3 6.1 0.9 0.7 1.9
Victor Oladipo 23 19.4 5.1 4.5 1.5 0.4 2.4
Eric Gordon 26 17.8 2.2 2.7 0.5 0.5 2.5
Jae’Sean Tate 33 9.8 5.1 1.7 0.9 0.5 0.7

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s PRA prop total for the matchup is listed at 32.5, 1.0 lower than his season average of 33.5.
  • Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.3 less than his season average of 29.8.
  • Eric Gordon’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Victor Oladipo’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • The Nets make 49.8% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.5 percentage points higher than the Rockets have allowed to their opponents (46.3%).
  • Brooklyn has a 15-11 record against the spread and a 19-7 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.3% from the field.
  • Houston’s record is 11-12-1 against the spread and 11-13 overall when its opponents make more than 49.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Rockets’ 43.7% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.2 percentage points lower than the Nets have given up to their opponents (46.9%).
  • Houston is 7-4 against the spread and 7-4 overall when it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
  • Brooklyn is 6-2 against the spread and 6-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 43.7% from the field.
  • The Nets are hitting 40.4% of their three-point shots this season, 3.8% higher than the 36.6% the Rockets allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Brooklyn is 16-9 against the spread and 19-6 overall when it shoots better than 36.6% from distance.
  • Houston is 8-12-1 against the spread and 9-12 overall when its opponents shoot better than 40.4% from deep.
  • The Rockets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (33%) is 3.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Nets are averaging (36.6%).
  • Houston has a 6-3 ATS record and is 6-3 straight-up when the team hits more than 36.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn has an 8-5 ATS record and a 10-3 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 33% of its three-point shots.
  • The Nets’ 15.3 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.9 more made shots on average than the 13.4 per game the Rockets allow.
  • Brooklyn is 14-11 against the spread and 17-8 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while Houston is 2-11 ATS and 2-11 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Nets are the fourth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Rockets give up the ninth-fewest makes from deep.

Nets vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
1st 120.8 Points Scored 107.4 25th
27th 116.2 Points Allowed 112.2 17th
21st 44 Rebounds 42.5 25th
24th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 8.7 23rd
4th 15.3 3pt Made 13.4 10th
3rd 27.1 Assists 22.1 28th
21st 14 Turnovers 14.4 23rd

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