The Brooklyn Nets will end their short trip in Texas with a visit to the Toyota Center on Wednesday night to take on the Houston Rockets. The Nets are 17-7 (first in the East) and the Rockets are 7-16, good for 13th in the West, but they’re hot at the moment.
Brooklyn’s coming off a 102-99 win over Dallas on Tuesday. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 24 points (10-of-22) while James Harden scored 23 (7-of-13) and added 12 assists and 9 rebounds. Brooklyn was down by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, but the duo of Durant-Harden was crucial down the stretch.
Houston last played on Sunday, beating New Orleans by a score of 118-108. Christian Wood (7-of-13) and Eric Gordon (7-of-14) both scored 23 points for the Rockets.
Brooklyn’s won four of its last six games, but Houston’s on a six-game win streak. The Rockets’ streak began with an impressive 118-113 win over the Bulls on Nov. 24, a team that the Nets have lost to twice already this season.
Although Houston’s on a tear, the main storyline is that Harden is returning to the Toyota Center for the second time since he was traded to Brooklyn in January.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets betting odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBET, Brooklyn is a six-point favorites over Houston. On the moneyline, the Nets are -250 and the Rockets are +210. The over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Rockets prediction
Brooklyn clawed its way to a win on Tuesday night in Dallas, and even though Wednesday’s game is the second half of a back-to-back, the Nets should be able to escape with the win. Harden will likely get booed by Houston fans again, but he’ll have the prime opportunity to show them that he’s better off in Brooklyn with hopefully another all-time performance on his former home court.
We’re taking the Nets -6 and under 226.5 points.
Brooklyn 112, Houston 103.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Rockets TV channel
The Nets-Rockets game won’t be nationally broadcast, but it’ll be available on the local YES Network with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.
Brooklyn Nets schedule and upcoming games
Brooklyn will play two more games on the road before heading back to Barclays Center.
Dec. 10 at Atlanta
Dec. 12 at Detroit
Dec. 14 vs. Toronto
Dec. 16 vs. 76ers