Pelicans vs. Rockets Prediction
The Pelicans have had plenty of ATS success against the Rockets in previous meetings but will New Orleans cash as a road favorite on Sunday night when these two teams meet in Houston at 7:00 p.m. ET?
539 New Orleans Pelicans (-3) at 540 Houston Rockets (+3); o/u 220.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 5, 2021
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Zion Williamson experienced soreness in his right foot which has delayed his rehab. “When you’re dealing with injuries, when you ramp up some, there’s a possibility you can get a little soreness, which he’s dealing with now," said coach Willie Green. "Hopefully the soreness goes away in a few days, and he can get back to work." Yikes. This comes five days after Zion was cleared for full basketball activities. The Pelicans are "optimistic" that it is not serious "but will dial back [and then] ramp up in approximately a week," according to Shams Charania. If you've been stashing him, it looks like you will have to keep waiting a while.
Houston Rockets DFS Notes
Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans. The Rockets are finally sitting KPJ after he had setback after setback. Eric Gordon has really stepped up lately, and Garrison Mathews has been a solid streamer as well. Armoni Brooks gets a bump with this news too, but he's been hit or miss in recent games.
Pelicans vs. Rockets NBA Betting Prediction
The Pelicans are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven meetings with the Rockets and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games in Houston. They’re also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and have covered in four of their last five games playing on one day of rest. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 15-36 against the spread in their last 51 home games and are 8-24 against the number in their last 32 games as a home dog.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -3