Rockets vs. Hornets Prediction
The Rockets and Hornets will tip at 7:00 p.m. ET when Charlotte lays 6.5 points as a home favorite. Will the Hornets cover at that number or are the Rockets the better bet as a road dog?
547 Houston Rockets (+6.5) at 548 Charlotte Hornets (-6.5); o/u N/A
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, December 27, 2021
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Houston Rockets DFS Notes
Kevin Porter Jr. (left thigh bruise) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hornets. KPJ hasn't played since Dec. 3, so if he is cleared for tomorrow's game, he'll likely be on a minutes limit on the front end of a back-to-back. His return would likely result in Eric Gordon returning to the second unit and guys like Josh Christopher and Armoni Brooks would take a bit of a hit.
Charlotte Hornets DFS Notes
P.J. Washington (health and safety protocols) will not be available for Monday's game against the Rockets. Washington and Miles Bridges entered league protocols Sunday afternoon, which will leave the Hornets down two important members of their frontcourt rotation. Washington's absence means that even more will be asked of Mason Plumlee in the middle, while young centers such as Nick Richards and Vernon Carey Jr. may pick up some rotation minutes. Neither Richards nor Carey is worth streaming, regardless of league format. Plumlee, who's rostered in 39% of Yahoo leagues, should be picked up if available.
Warriors vs. Suns NBA Betting Prediction
The Rockets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, are 1-5 against the number in their last six games overall and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last 100 points or more in their previous game. The Hornets, meanwhile, are 8-0 against the spread in their last eight home games, are 37-13-1 against the number in their last 51 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400 and have covered in eight of their last 11 games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS -6.5