Rockets vs. Nets Prediction

Rockets vs. Nets NBA Predictions: Is Betting Total Set Too High? 2/6/18

Is the betting total for Tuesday night's matchup between the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets set too high? Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Who Oddsmakers Like: Houston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Rockets are 10.5-point road favorites to beat the Nets, who opened as 9.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 218.5 but has been bet up to 217.5.

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Who Public Bettors Like: Houston. As of Tuesday morning, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 82% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.

Who We Like: The under has cashed in 10 of the Rockets' last 11 games overall, is 12-3-1 in their last 16 road games and is 5-0 in their last five games playing on two days of rest. The under is also 8-3-1 in Houston's last 12 games against Eastern Conference opponents and is 9-1 in its last 10 games after scoring 100 points or more in its previous contest.

On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Nets' last six games overall, is 16-5 in their last 21 home games, and is 4-1 in their last five non-conference tilts. The under is also a perfect 4-0 in Brooklyn's last four games when its opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game.

TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: ROCKETS/NETS UNDER 217.5

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