Pelicans vs. Rockets Prediction
Should bettors lay the points with the Rockets tonight when they host the Pelicans at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockets are 7-point home favorites versus the Pelicans, who opened as 7.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 227.5 but has been bet up to 230.5.
New Orleans has won six of its last 10 games and is 7-2-1 against the spread during that same span. The Pelicans are 36-34 at the betting window on the season but is just 16-17 against the number on the road this year.
Houston has won seven of its last 10 games entering tonight's action and has covered the spread in six of its last 10 games as well. The Rockets are 40-31 at the betting window on the season despite going 16-19 ATS at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Rockets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus Southwest Division opponents, are 22-8 against the number in their last 30 games coming off an ATS loss, and are 9-4 at the betting window in their last 13 games versus Western Conference opponents.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -7