Dog covering in NO vs. HOU Series
HOUSTON, TX (The Spread) - The Rockets are favored over the Pelicans tonight at 7:00PM ET but that hasn't been a good thing in this series - not at least from a betting standpoint.
The underdog is 7-1-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings between these two teams and the Pelicans are 7-2-1 against the number in their last 10 games in Houston. They're also 15-5-1 at the betting window in their last 21 games overall versus the Rockets.
Houston, however, has been solid at the betting window itself. The Rockets are 4-0 against the spread in their last four Sunday games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest. They're also 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockets are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans after opening as 4.5-point favorites. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 200 points after opening at 199.