Rockets vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Houston Rockets have won three in a row in impressive fashion as they set their sights on the host New Orleans Pelicans tonight. Is a bet on favored Houston the right way to go tonight?
Monday, November 11, 2019
Smoothie King Center at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 245 points. As of Monday afternoon, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Houston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Rockets roll at Bulls
Houston dominated to the tune of 117-94 Saturday night at Chicago to improve to 6-3 overall and 3-2 on the road. The Rockets trailed 27-20 after one quarter, but led by one at halftime before doubling up the Bulls 36-18 in the third quarter. James Harden paced Houston with 42 points on 12-of-27 shooting including 9-of-19 from 3-point range plus 9-of-11 at the free throw line. He also registered 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. Russell Westbrook accounted for 26 points, seven boards and two assists. Clint Capela contributed 16 points, 20 caroms and four blocked shots. Danuel House Jr. added 11 points, six steals and five rebounds.
Pelicans snap skid
New Orleans earned a 115-110 win Saturday night at Charlotte to end its three-game losing streak and improve to 2-7 overall plus 1-4 on the road. The Pelicans outscored the Hornets 34-24 in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory. Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-11 at the free throw line. He also had nine rebounds and four assists. JJ Redick accounted for 22 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Kenrich Williams accounted for 15 points, five boards, three assists and two steals. Jrue Holiday tallied 12 points, 11 dimes, five rebounds and two steals. Derrick Favors recorded 10 points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals. Josh Hart added 10 points, seven caroms, two assists and two steals off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Houston is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games versus the Western Conference.
The Pelicans are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. New Orleans is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 home games.
The Pelicans will be without Lonzo Ball again tonight, so Holiday will shift over to the point guard spot again. One thing New Orleans can do is run the floor, so an up-tempo game with the Rockets is right up their alley. We are in store for a shootout here and something tells me the Pelicans will be able to hang. Holiday is a good perimeter defender and a steady veteran presence. Look for the hosts to play one of their best games of the season to keep this one close.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +6