NBA Prediction: Rockets vs. Pelicans
The Rockets have won seven of their last 10 games overall but are coming off a loss on Monday night in Charlotte. Is Houston a good bet to rebound on Tuesday night when the Rockets as a 4.5-point road underdog at the Pelicans at 7:30 p.m. ET?
505 Houston Rockets (+4.5) at 506 New Orleans Pelicans (-4.5); o/u 220.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Houston Rockets DFS Spin
Victor Oladipo bounced back from his last outing, finishing with 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a steal on Monday night. He scored just nine points on Saturday and seeing him eclipse 20 tonight was a given with John Wall and Eric Gordon resting, but he shot just 7-of-18 from the floor and 3-of-10 from deep. Dipo is next on the list to rest and isn't expected to play on Tuesday night. That gives both Wall and Gordon a boost, while guys like David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Danuel House and Jae'Sean Tate should all see a few more minutes tonight.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Zion Williamson had himself a good night in Saturday’s win over the Grizzlies, accounting for 29 points (10-of-14 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs), four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 22 minutes. Due to his lack of production from beyond the 3-point line, Williamson’s ability to get to the charity stripe is a major key when it comes to his fantasy value. He attempted 11 free throws on Saturday’s the most that Williamson has tallied in a game since January 27 (11 vs. Washington). As long as he makes those shots at a decent clip, fantasy managers will reap the rewards. Zion still isn’t a top-50 player in either 8- or 9-cat formats, but the ability to put up big lines in spite of his not being much of a perimeter shooter makes him a must-play at all times.
Rockets vs. Pelicans Betting Prediction
The under is 19-6-1 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams in New Orleans, is 38-18-1 in the Rockets’ last 57 games overall and has cashed in 41 of Houston’s last 61 games as an underdog. The under is also 37-17-2 in the Rockets’ last 56 games coming off a loss and is 36-15-1 in their last 52 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ROCKETS/PELICANS UNDER 220.5