Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/29/2019 Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/29/2019 – The New Orleans Pelicans are riding a three-game winning streak and they will put that on the line when they host the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. This game will be shown on television by Fox Sports New Orleans this Sunday, December 29 at 8 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will feature the game via online streaming. The Rockets managed to take out the Brooklyn Nets by 10 points in their last game and they are also expected by NBA Game Odds to win against the Pelicans to end their winning streak.
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/29/2019
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/29/2019 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
It was a payback day for James Harden after a dismal Christmas Day performance as he lit up the Nets with 44 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and shot 6-of-10 from beyond the three-point line. Russel Westbrook followed his lead and added 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. It was a Harden-Westbrook show and they didn;e even have Clint Capela playing that night. Aside from Harden and Westbrook, Austin Rivers also reached double-figure production with 14 points while Isaiah Hartenstein came off the bench with 9 points and 13 rebounds. This is a good catch up game for the Rockets as they face the streaking Pelicans on the road. A good challenge for them as well since Clint Capela and Russell Westbrook are expected to miss this game.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 31 GP 31 GS 37.6 MIN 38.1 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 7.5 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 4.7 TO 3.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 31.72 PER
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans are on a three-game winning streak and they beat the Pacers by 22 points during their last game. Derrick Favors came out with another double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds. He has become a huge factor in the Pelican’s streak. Brandon Ingram had 24 points while Jrue Holiday added 20 as they took charge of the team’s scoring. Surprisingly, Lonzo Ball had been great in this game by being a threat on the outside as he sank four three-point shots. Josh Hart and E’Twaun Moore came off the bench as they combine for 22 points. This is a more defined Pelicans that you are seeing and players stepping up to embrace their roles. The Houston Rockets will be a good test for them as they prepare for the return of Zion Williamson this January.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 28 GP 28 GS 34 MIN 25.3 PTS 0.9 OR 6.3 DR 7.1 REB 3.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 2.9 TO 3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.72 PER
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/29/2019 Betting Numbers
Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Russell Westbrook PG Rest is OUT Sunday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets are favored to win this game according to Online Sports Betting. The absence of Westbrook and Capela could be a major factor in this game and an opening for the Pelicans to extend their winning streak. Still, James Harden is tough to contain and expect him to dance around the 40-point mark once again.
Moneyline: The Rockets are usually in the upper hand and this time, they are at the ML of -190 while the Pelicans are at +165.
ATS: Houston carries a -4.5 spread in this game against the Pelicans. On the other side, it is New Orleans who is at +4.5.
TOTALs: Houston and New Orleans are predicted to reach the 229 point mark in their matchup. Pelicans are expected to go over.
Score Prediction: 122 – 114 Rockets