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(43-30) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets (58-14)
Date: Saturday March 24th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
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The New Orleans Pelicans are doing all they can to stay in the top eight spots in the Western Conference. New Orleans last beat the Lakers 128-125. Th Houston Rockets struggled in their last game, but ended up getting the win. 100-96 in overtime against the Pistons.
The last time the Pelicans and Rockets took the floor against each other, was March 17th. The Rockets came away with the win, 107-101. Houston leads the season series, 2-1.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the best team in the West right now. New Orleans has won four straight, and are 4-1 over their last five games. The Pelicans currently sit in the fourth seed in the Western Conference. The race between the third and eighth spot is 3.5 games apart.
The Pelicans have been led by Anthony Davis. Davis has continued to play well and at an MVP type level. Remember he has his team in the fourth seed to make the playoffs this season. Davis is averaging over 28 points and 11 rebounds per game this year.
New Orleans last beat the Los Angeles Lakers by three points at Smoothie King Center. Based on the eye test, New Orleans looked like they might be thinking ahead to the first seeded Rockets. New Orleans last took a loss to the Houston a week ago. The Pelicans shot 41 percent from the floor in the loss.
On the Defensive side of the ball, New Orleans needs to step things up. The Pelicans are allowing 111 points per game this season. Good enough to rank them 29th in points allowed per game this year. Look for the Pelicans to take an early exit if they are to make the playoffs this year.
The Houston Rockets are riding a seven game win streak. Their last win was over the scrappy Detroit Pistons at Toyota Center. Houston struggled throughout the game, but managed to string together the win in overtime. James Harden was not his usual self. He was 0-8 from three in the win.
The Rockets as a team shot 35.4 percent from the floor and 23.5 percent from three point land in the win. Harden was 4 of 20 from the floor and finished the game somehow with 21 points. He is the reason the Rockets were able to pull off the win in overtime.
Houston has been a good all around team this year. Their ability to score and defend, is arguably the best in the NBA. The Rockets are allowing 104.7 points per game this year. That ranks them 10th in the NBA in points allowed this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NO are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 10-3 in NO last 13 vs. Western Conference.
- NO are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 Sat. games.
- Under is 7-2 in HOU last 9 overall.
- HOU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sat. games.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans are going to have their hands full. Anthony Davis is going to need a big game. Expect him to score 35 points or more in this one.
Houston was able to get the win last night on a terrible team performance against Detroit. Look for James Harden and the crew to have a big bounce back game at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets
Take the Houston Rockets to get continue winning. Houston is 28-6 at Toyota Center this year. The Houston crowd will be up for this matchup.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 111 – Pelicans 103
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