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(0-0) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 17
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
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The Houston Rockets will open up against the New Orleans Pelicans to kick of their NBA seasons.
The Rockets opened up as 7 point favorites and have risen to 7.5 point favorites with about 69% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 229.5 points and has slightly dropped down to 228 points.
New Orleans Pelicans
It was a roller coaster of a season for the Pelicans last year as they had high hopes with the duo of Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins, but Cousins went down with an Achilles injury and the Pelicans seemed doomed.
They were able to weather the storm thanks in large part to Davis’ 28.1 PPG and 11.1 RPG, while they got an excellent contribution from Jrue Holiday (9.0 PPG, 6.0 APG, and 4.5 RPG) as those two willed this team into the playoffs with a 53-38 record.
Portland proved to be no match for the Pelicans as they were swept in four games, but as expected, the Pelicans proved to be no match for Golden State as they lost the series 1-4.
If the Pelican wants to be in the playoff picture again then they will need solid contributions from new comers Julius Randle and Alfred Payton.
The Pelican were a decent home team last year going 27-18, but they were surprisingly decent on the road as well where they posted a 26-20 record.
They were also money ATS as they owned a 52-38-1 record.
The Rockets may be feeling a bit sick with the way they went out in the playoffs last year.
They literally pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink, but an unfortunate hamstring injury kept out Chris Paul from competing in game 7 as they went on to lose 92-101.
This team will be returning all the key pieces with the addition of another scoring threat in Carmelo Anthony who will be used to spark the bench.
If C Clint Capela can take that next step into becoming the dominant force that is expected of him, then this Houston Rockets squad will again be one of the top squads in the NBA.
The Rockets were not to be messed with at home last year posting a 41-10 record, but what is even better is they went 35-13 on the road.
They weren’t the greatest at covering their usually large spreads, but they still managed to produced a winning record of 50-47-2 ATS.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NO are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- NO are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- Under is 11-3 in NO last 14 games as an underdog.
- HOU are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 Wed. games.
- Under is 17-7 in HOU last 24 home games.
- Underdog is 21-10-1 ATS in the last 32 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelican vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Rockets handle their business at home against the Pelicans.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -7.5
As much as I like the Pelicans, it is going to take this team time to build chemistry, while the Rockets should be the same old team that dominated their opponents at home.
Davis should be able to keep them in it for the most part, but expect Houston to pull away late as there is just too much offensive talent to contain.
Back the home team to make a statement at home for the rest of the NBA to hear.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 117 – Pelicans 108
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