New Orleans Pelicans (22-28) at Houston Rockets (29-30).
NBA Regular Season, Tuesday, 29 of January 2019 at Toyota Center, Houston, TX at 8 PM ET.
The Line: Houston -10 — Over/Under 234.5
Free ESPN NBA Picks New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets
The two teams have faced each other 61 times in the regular season, of which, the Rockets have won 35 encounters, while the Pelicans have come out victorious at the end of 26 encounters.
New Orleans Pelicans: The Pelicans have been going through a tough time, they will be looking to end their 3 game losing streak as they face the Rockets on Tuesday. To add to that is the news that Anthony Davis, who has been their leading scorer wants out of the team! “Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Davis’ agent Rich Paul told ESPN. “Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that’s the reason for informing them of this decision now. That’s in the best interests of both Anthony’s and the organization’s future.”
The Pelicans have done quite well on the offensive front, they are placed 3rd in the league and score and average of 116.6 points per match. However, their efforts have been dismal on the defensive front, they are placed 26th in the league and give away an average of 115.1 points per match. Davis scores an average of 29.3 points per game along with 13.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Holiday on the other hand scores 21.2 points per match and 4.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists.
The Pelicans lost their last match against the Spurs, 114 to 126. They scored only 46.9% of the field goals and earned a meagre 25.9% of the 3 points. Okafor put up 24 points, 15 rebounds on the board. Holiday led the team with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Houston Rockets: The Rockets have been flying well, they have 5 wins from their last 7 games and will be looking for their fourth straight win as they take on the Pelicans at home. The Rockets have hardly been exceptional either offensively or defensively, but they have been able to close the games in their favour. They are placed 14th in the league in scoring offense, scoring 112.2 points on an average; while defensively, they give away 110.7 points and are placed 15th in the league. Harden has been their best player with an average of 36.3 points on an average per game along with 6.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists. Capela too scores 17.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
The Rockets will be coming into this match with a win on their back against the Orlando Magic, 103 to 98. The Rockets scored 47.5% of the field goals and 33.3% of the 3 points. Harden led the team with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists, needless to say, it was the Harden show all the way for the Rockets. Gordon chipped in with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Cover The Spread Betting Trends:
New Orleans Pelicans:
New Orleans is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games.
New Orleans is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 6 games.
New Orleans is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 10 games on the road.
New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston.
New Orleans is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New Orleans’s last 25 games when playing Houston.
New Orleans is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games.
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.
Houston is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games at home.
Houston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games at home.
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans.
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston’s last 25 games when playing New Orleans.
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
ESPN NBA Scores Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans.
The Pelicans are clearly distressed, they are unable to win matches and now their beacon of hope wants to desert them, to add to their owes, they are riddled with injuries. The Rockets on the other hand have been winning match on the trot, mainly due to the prowess of the Harden who has been on a historic run of form. These squads have split two meetings this season with the Rockets winning the most recent encounter by 108-104 back on Dec 29. But a lot has changed since then.
Free NBA Pick: Houston Rockets -10
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