Rockets vs. Pelicans Prediction
Will tonight's Rockets and Pelicans matchup at 8:00PM ET fall under the betting total?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rockets are now 3.5-point road favorites versus the Pelicans after the game opened as a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 228 and has been bet down to 227.
Houston has won six of its last 10 games but is just 4-6 against the spread during that span. The Rockets have also gone 33-25 at the betting window on the season, which includes a 19-11 ATS record on the road.
New Orleans is just 4-6 over its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. On the season the Pelicans are 28-29 against the number, including 14-15 against the spread at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in New Orleans and 23-9-1 in the last 33 meetings overall. The under has also cashed in five of the Rockets' last seven road games and is 10-2 in their last 12 games versus a team from the Southwest Division. The under is also 5-2 in the Pelicans' last seven games overall and 8-3 in their last 11 games coming off a win.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: ROCKETS/PELICANS UNDER 227