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NBA Betting: Nets-Rockets Data Shows Public Heavily Favoring Brooklyn in James Harden Return

Jason Schandl
Nets-Rockets betting data shows the public heavily favoring Brooklyn in the odds for James Harden's return.
Nets-Rockets betting data shows the public heavily favoring Brooklyn in the odds for James Harden's return. / Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images
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The major NBA storyline on Wednesday is James Harden's return to Houston, with the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Houston Rockets.

The Nets are heavy 10-point favorites according to NBA odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, but the betting public seems to think even that is underrating the Nets tonight.

Nets vs Rockets Odds

According to OddsFire data, a whopping 90% of the bets (and 95% of the money) are on the Nets to cover the spread.

In 22 games with Harden, the Nets have a +96 point differential (out-scoring their opponents by an average of 4.4 points per game). The Rockets, on the other hand, have a point differential of -136, being out-scored by 5.4 points per game without Harden.

Emotions will be running high in this one, and it's clear that fans expect Harden to bring his A-game.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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