Nets vs Rockets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 31, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 31, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

A game after he put up 38 points in a 112-107 win over the Timberwolves, James Harden leads the Brooklyn Nets (32-15) at home against the Houston Rockets (13-33) as 14.5-point favorites. The matchup, which airs on YES, begins at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is set at 230.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 31, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 31

Nets:
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),
Landry Shamet: Day To Day (Ankle)

Rockets:
Christian Wood: Day To Day (Knee),
David Nwaba: Day To Day (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
John Wall: Day To Day (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Nets (-14.5)
Total Pick Under (230.5)
Prediction Nets 121, Rockets 106

The DraftKings line for this game has the Nets favored by 14.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (15.2 points).

The model predicts a total 3.1 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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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 32 28.1 4.9 5.6 1.3 0.6 2.8
James Harden 40 26.1 8.2 11.2 1.3 0.7 2.9
Joe Harris 47 14.1 3.4 1.7 0.6 0.2 3.2
LaMarcus Aldridge 21 13.7 4.5 1.7 0.4 0.9 1.3

Nets Player Props

  • Harden’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 47.5, 2.0 greater than his season average of 45.5.
  • Joe Harris’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.7 shots less than his season average of 3.2.
  • Nicolas Claxton’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 23 21.5 9.8 1.3 0.8 1.4 1.7
John Wall 32 20.2 3.4 6.8 1.0 0.8 1.9
Eric Gordon 27 17.8 2.1 2.6 0.5 0.5 2.6
Jae’Sean Tate 46 10.6 5.5 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.8
Kelly Olynyk 45 10.5 6.1 2.2 1.0 0.6 1.8

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 19.5, 2.0 points lower than his season average of 21.5.
  • John Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 31.5, 1.2 greater than his season average of 30.3.
  • Jae’Sean Tate’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals greater than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Nets are shooting 49.5% from the field this season, 2.8 percentage points higher than the 46.7% the Rockets allow to opponents.
  • Brooklyn has a 19-16 record against the spread and a 27-8 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 46.7% from the field.
  • Houston has a 14-17-1 record against the spread and a 13-19 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 49.5% of their shots from the field.
  • The Rockets’ 43.6% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.7 percentage points lower than the Nets have given up to their opponents (46.3%).
  • Houston has put together an 8-6 record against the spread and an 8-6 straight up record in games it shoots better than 46.3% from the field.
  • Brooklyn is 8-5 against the spread and 11-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 43.6% from the field.
  • The Nets are knocking down 39.1% of their three-point shots this season, two% higher than the 37.1% the Rockets allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Brooklyn has an 18-9 record against the spread and a 23-4 record overall when the team knocks down more than 37.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Houston is 11-16-1 against the spread while putting up an 11-17 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 39.1% from beyond the arc.
  • The Rockets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (33%) is 3.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Nets are averaging (36.5%).
  • Houston has an 8-7 ATS record and is 8-7 straight-up when the team hits more than 36.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn has a 10-7 ATS record and a 14-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33% from three-point range.
  • The Nets connect on 14.3 three-pointers per game this season, one more made shot on average than the 13.3 per game the Rockets allow.
  • Brooklyn has gone 15-13 against the spread and 20-8 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Houston hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 3-16 ATS and 2-17 straight up.
  • The Nets rank sixth in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Rockets give up the 13th-fewest made threes in the league.

Nets vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
1st 119.1 Points Scored 107.3 24th
26th 114.9 Points Allowed 113.4 22nd
16th 44.2 Rebounds 42.4 21st
23rd 8.9 Off. Rebounds 9.1 22nd
6th 14.3 3pt Made 13.3 11th
7th 26.5 Assists 22.6 28th
16th 13.4 Turnovers 13.8 21st

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