Pelicans vs. Rockets Prediction
Can the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Houston Rockets at their own game today when the two meet up in Houston at 2PM ET?
537 New Orleans Pelicans vs. 538 Houston Rockets
Sunday, February 2, 2020
2PM ET – Toyota Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Rockets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Pelicans. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 245.5 points. The public betting currently has 72 percent going on New Orleans as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pelicans win third straight
New Orleans is riding a three-game win streak heading into today’s game. The Pelicans are coming off a 139-111 win at home over Memphis. New Orleans is 20-29 on the season, 10-14 on the road, 25-22-2 against the spread and 28-21 with the over.
The Pelicans are putting up 115.2 points per game this season while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Defensively, New Orleans is giving up 117.1 points per game while opponents shoot 46.5 percent against them. Brandon Ingram is leading the team with 24.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Zion Williamson is averaging 19.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest through five games of play.
Rockets trying to find consistency
Houston is coming off a 128-121 win at home over the Mavericks on Friday, but they are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Rockets are 30-18 on the season, 16-7 at home, 22-26 against the spread and 26-22 with the under.
The Rockets are putting up 118.7 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Houston is giving up 114.7 points per game on defense while opponents shoot 45.9 percent against them. James Harden is leading the team with 35.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is adding 26.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine road games and 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
The Rockets are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, but just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite.
The Rockets have won two of three with New Orleans this season, while the Pelicans have covered the spread in all three. The Pelicans have been playing very well as of late and their offense is really taking the next step. Houston is a great offensive team as well, but the Rockets haven’t been terribly consistent with their play. Houston has struggled with teams that can score, and New Orleans certainly fits that bill right now. I will take the Pelicans and the points today.
NBA Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans +5