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(10-16) Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets (21-4)
Date: Wednesday, December 13
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 220
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Charlotte picked up its 10th win of the season in Oklahoma City. All five Hornets’ starters were in double-figures and Dwight Howard led the team with 23 points. It came after Michael Jordan held a meeting with all the players to figure out what’s going on.
Jordan hasn’t assembled a bad team in Charlotte but Nic Batum’s salary and inability to stay on the court is hurting the roster. The Hornets also lack depth, especially behind Kemba Walker at point guard. Michael Carter-Williams should not be playing 15 minutes a game in the league.
If there’s ever a team to exploit Charlotte’s lack of depth, it’s Houston. Dwight Howard will probably be motivated to show his former team that it was them, not him, that was the problem. Everybody knows that just wasn’t the case, though. The Rockets are just fine with Clint Capela.
Clint Capela, who just ascended to seventh on Basketball-Reference’s MVP tracker. He scored 28 points on 13-for-14 from the field, eight rebounds and five blocks. He is shooting nearly 68 percent from the field this season.
The Rockets were set to lose for the first time with Chris Paul in the lineup on Monday against the Pelicans but James Harden scored Houston’s last nine points in the game to push them ahead for a seven-point win. Oh yea, and he had 17 assists before he scored those nine points that gave his team the win. Best of luck to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who will try to stop him tonight.
Eric Gordon had 27 points off the bench against the Pelicans, too. He’s settling into this role back as the sixth man. There just really aren’t any weaknesses to point out with this Houston team. The only concern Rockets fans should have is how to balance going for the one-seed while also keeping their guys fresh. Mike D’Antoni’s rotation is certainly shorter than Steve Kerr’s. The Warriors’ ability to win games while keeping their guys fresh is what ultimately gives them the advantage as we wear on into 2018 and eventually the playoffs.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CHA are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 road games.
- CHA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 11-5 in CHA last 16 games as an underdog.
- HOU are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games.
- Head to Head: Under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Houston.
- Head to Head: Under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: Houston wins big.
The Rockets were 12-point favorites against New Orleans the other night. We successfully backed the Pelicans, but for this game to have the same number as that one is a little strange. The Hornets are nowhere near the Pelicans.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston -12.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 106 – Houston 119
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