Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets 3/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets 3/7/23
Tue 7th March 2023

The Houston Rockets (15-49, 9-22 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top shooting teams when they host the Brooklyn Nets (36-28, 17-16 Away) on Tuesday.

Brooklyn defeated the Charlotte Hornets 102-86 at Barclays Center on Sunday. Mikal Bridges was the standout player with 33 points and eight rebounds. The Nets are sixth in the Eastern Conference.

Houston won in impressive fashion on Sunday at Toyota Center, beating the San Antonio Spurs 142-110. Jalen Green led the team in scoring with 31 points. With 19 points and 13 assists, Kevin Porter Jr. also produced a strong performance.

The Rockets are 15th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Brooklyn and Houston split their matchups last season, each team winning one game.

The Nets got the win in the last meeting 118-105 at Barclays Center in April 2022. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 42 points and six assists. Porter Jr. had 36 points in the loss. Nic Claxton and Cam Thomas, averaging 12.3 and 10.8 points per game, respectively, have led the Nets in scoring this season. Claxton also has grabbed 9.1 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Royce O’Neale is dishing 3.8 assists per game.

Green has been the primary provider of the Rockets’ offense, averaging 21.7 points per game. Alperen Sengun is posting 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

The Nets are shooting 49.5% from the field, ranking as one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the NBA (3rd).The Nets are 3-7 in their last 10 trips to Toyota Center.

In the last 10 games, Brooklyn is 4-6 with an average margin of -5.7 (108.9-114.6). Houston has a 2-8 record over the last 10, allowing 119.6 points per game on average while scoring only 111.3 (-8.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mikal Bridges: 38.4 | 26.5 | +11.9
Seth Curry: 5.8 | 13.3 | -7.5
Points per game:
Mikal Bridges: 29.4 | 18.5 | +10.9
Nic Claxton: 7.2 | 12.3 | -5.0
Assists per game:
Spencer Dinwiddie: 8.4 | 5.5 | +2.9
Royce O’Neale: 2.2 | 3.8 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tari Eason: 26.0 | 15.9 | +10.1
Points per game:
Kevin Porter Jr.: 13.7 | 18.8 | -5.1
Rebounds per game:
Tari Eason: 8.4 | 5.8 | +2.7
Assists per game:
Alperen Sengun: 5.0 | 3.8 | +1.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Brooklyn Nets -6.5 (-110)

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