Don't miss out on the NBA showdown between the Nets and Rockets. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on Spac, and it's hosted by the Rockets at Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Rockets as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 222.5 points.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +6.5

This game will be played at Toyota Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Nets.
  • Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.7% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Nets Lock in a Win at Houston?

The Brooklyn Nets head into today's matchup vs. the Rockets looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Overall, the Nets are 15-19 this season and sit 9th in the Eastern Conference.

Coming into the game, Brooklyn is both the straight-up and ATS underdog. The Nets are currently getting 6.5 points on the road. This season, they have been the underdog in 21 of their 34 games and have gone 9-12 straight-up and 9-11 ATS.

Against teams outside of the Eastern Conference, the Nets have struggled this season, going just 2-8 in non-conference games. In their last game, Brooklyn took on the Pelicans and lost by a score of 112-85. The Nets failed to cover the spread as 6-point underdogs.

When looking at the over/under stats, the Nets have put together three straight unders. This season, 18 of their games have finished below the OU lines, but their overall OU record for the season is 18-16. On average, their games have combined to total 230.9 points per contest.

Compared to their 114.7 PPG average, the Nets had a subpar outing. In their last game, they only managed 85 points and shot 35.7% from the field. As they prepare for today's game, Mikal Bridges is the team's top scorer at 20.9 PPG. Additionally, Cam Thomas is averaging 21.5 PPG.

Coming into today's game, the Nets' defense is giving up an average of 116.2 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 11.9 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.

Will the Houston Defense Show Up at Home?

The Rockets will host the Nets as 6.5-point favorites today. Before today's game, Houston is 9th in the West. Against other teams in the West, the Rockets have gone 14-9 compared to just 2-6 in non-conference games.

So far, Houston is 16-15 on the season and 3rd in the Southwest. At home, the Rockets have been much stronger this season, going 13-5 compared to just 3-10 on the road.

When playing at home, Houston games have had an average scoring differential of +9.4 points per contest. Their average margin as the favorite at home is currently 9.9 points, and they have gone 8-2 ATS in these games.

This season, the Rockets have an over/under record of 13-18, and the over has hit in three straight games. For their games, the average over/under line has been 222.1 points, and the average combined score is 222.9 points.

In their most recent game, Houston's offense put up 136 points and shot 56% from the field. They were 19/24 from the free-throw line. Alperen Sengün was the team's leading scorer, finishing with 26 points. Jalen Green also added 22 points for the Rockets.

At this time, the Rockets' defense is positioned 3rd in the NBA, permitting 109.8 points per game. Houston's defense is currently forcing 12.4 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 26th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.2 rejections per game.