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(14-13) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets (20-4)
Date: Monday, December 11
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -12
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
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New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans beat the Sixers in a shootout on Sunday night. New Orleans outscored Philly by 15 in the fourth quarter to win by 7, 131–124. Joel Embiid did not play for Philly because of a sore back that he couldn’t loosen up during warmups.
All five of the Pelicans’ starters were in double-figures, including Jrue Holiday who scored 34 points. He’s averaging over 21 points a game with Rajon Rondo in the lineup handling the ball, which has allowed him to play without the ball, moving to his favorite places on the floor to receive a pass. Rondo had 18 assists last night.
Anthony Davis also looked a lot more comfortable in his second game back from that groin injury. He has 29, while DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 on just 10 field goal attempts.
The Pelicans still haven’t figured it out, but they look like a team that could become a dark horse contender in the West with Rondo. They could still use an extra body or two off the bench, though, and that is probably where Houston will exploit them tonight.
The Rockets used a furious comeback in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 124–117 win in Portland. Houston was down by 14 points in the fourth quarter before James Harden went off en route to a 48-point night. The Rockets have won nine in a row.
They also have yet to lose a game Chris Paul plays this season. They are a perfect 10–0.
The Rockets are clearly playing with a little more purpose than the Warriors are at this point in the season. James Harden seems determined to get the MVP this season and D’Antoni has bee playing his guys extra minutes to get wins that could yield the one-seed in the playoffs. Chris Paul has averaged 35 minutes over his last three games, which feels like too many for a team winning this easily.
Neither Anthony Davis, nor DeMarcus Cousins will have a problem defending on the perimeter. The bigger predicament is Houston’s. How will the Rockets defend the duo? PJ Tucker will be a valuable post defender in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in NO last 8 games as an underdog.
- NO are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- NO are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- HOU are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Head to Head: NO are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 34-16-1 in the last 51 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: New Orleans won’t win but it will continue to play well and cover the big number.
The Pelicans are a buy right now. With a legit backcourt, this team will make some waves.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New Orleans +12
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 111 – Houston 117
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