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2021 NBA Handicapping
(10-23) Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets (17-17)
Date: Monday, December 27th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +230 | Hornets -275 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets +6.5 / Hornets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 235.5
The Houston Rockets will be on the road to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, December 27th.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from Spectrum Center.
Charlotte started off as a 7 point favorite and that number is now down to 6.5. The total has gone from 235 to 235.5.
The Rockets have been a weird team for me to figure out this year. It may seem odd to say, but I do feel they are better than their record may indicate.
This team has lost three games in a row. They need to get back on track on Monday, but it will be no easy task when they face a solid team in the Hornets.
I do not feel this team is totally lacking talent, but they do need some more of it if they are going to compete with the top teams. As presently constituted, they do not have enough weapons to be considered a dangerous team.
This squad has a lot of youth on it, but they have yet to pan out. They just need more time to develop, which is not something the fans want to hear, but it is the reality.
Houston last played on December 23rd, where they lost to the Indiana Pacers by a score of 118-106. It was close for a while, but the better team eventually took over.
Christian Wood was the leading scorer for this crew in their last game with 22 points and 8 rebounds. This is a guy who has dealt with injuries, but he has been a true bright spot for them.
The Hornets have shown glimpses of what they can be, but they have yet to put it all together. If they want to be considered a threat in the Eastern Conference, they are going to have to play more consistent basketball.
Charlotte comes into this game with a record of 17-17, which puts them in 8th place. I feel like they will hover around that area for the remainder of the season.
When I think of the top teams in the East, I do not put this crew in the mix. With that said, I do feel they can give some of the better teams trouble, but I am not sold on them being able to take them down in a playoff series.
This team beat the Denver Nuggets on Thursday by a score of 115-107. To me, that was a very impressive win for them. Now, they need to start rattling multiple wins off in a row if they want to improve their seed.
In the win over Denver, the leading scorer was Kelly Oubre Jr, who had 23 points and 4 rebounds. Also, both Miles Bridges and Lamelo Ball chipped in 16 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
- The Hornets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
- The Rockets are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Analysis:
As I mentioned earlier, the Hornets have not been consistent enough this year. After picking up an impressive win over Denver in their last contest, they need to be able to take care of a less than average Houston team.
If you are Charlotte, you do not often get chances to play teams that you are much better than, but the Rockets are an example of that. They must take care of business on their home floor.
Even though Houston does not win a ton of games, they have been known to be competitive this year, so the Hornets cannot take them lightly.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets ATS
I like the Hornets in this spot. I feel that as the game goes on, they will find a rhythm and take over the game.
Charlotte has been very good against the spread as of late, especially so when they are playing at home. I look for that trend to continue on Monday when they square off against the Rockets.
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