Rockets vs. Pelicans Prediction
Will the under cash tonight when the Pelicans host the Rockets at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are 4.5-point home underdogs versus the Rockets after opening as a 5.5-point underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 227.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Houston has won seven of its last 10 games and is 6-4 against the spread during that same stretch. The Rockets are 39-29 against the number on the season, which includes an impressive 23-11 record against the spread on the road this year.
New Orleans has dropped six of its last 10 games but is 5-4-1 against the spread during that same stretch. The Pelicans are also 33-34 against the number on the season and have split at the betting window at home, going 17-17 ATS.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams in New Orleans and is 34-16-1 in the last 51 meetings overall. The under is also 5-0-1 in the Rockets' last six road games and is 11-3-1 in their last 15 games versus Southwest opponents. The under is also 5-0 in the Pelicans' last five home games, is 11-3 in their last 14 games overall, and is a perfect 6-0 in their last six games playing on one day of rest.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: ROCKETS/PELICANS UNDER 227.5