It is the second game of a three-game road trip for Houston as they finish up at Cleveland tomorrow. The Rockets have owned this NBA betting series against the Nets, winning nine of the last ten.
Basketball betting saw the Rockets destroy the Nets twice last season. Houston won 114-88 at home and 114-91 on the road. Considering how bad New Jersey has been this season, the Rockets may not have much trouble in this basketball betting matchup. Houston has won the last six meetings against New Jersey and they covered the NBA betting pointspread every time. Those looking at the basketball betting odds will be expecting Houston to win again.
Houston has been a basketball betting surprise this season. They have won both at home and on the road this season versus the NBA betting odds. Looking at their stats it is hard to see how they win games but they are finding a way. They are mid-pack on both offense and defense but they have an excellent head coach in Rick Adelman who knows how to win in the NBA. Trevor Ariza has been excellent this basketball betting season and Aaron Brooks has led the team in scoring. Houston recently got Tracy McGrady back so it will be interesting to see if he upsets the chemistry the team has had so far this basketball betting season.
New Jersey has simply been horrible this basketball betting year. They are very poor straight up and they are not much better against the basketball betting odds. They could even threaten the worst mark in NBA history. They have a couple of young players in Brook Lopez and Chris Douglas-Roberts who probably should be coming off the bench. Their only true starter is really Devin Harris. It is a team that has no real identity and it doesn’t figure to get any better this season in NBA betting. Harris is a capable guard but there is simply not a lot of talent on this team that can impact basketball betting results. They are last in the NBA in scoring and while their defense is not horrible it is not that great either. It is tough to like New Jersey in any basketball betting situation, even when they are at home.