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Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 2-9-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2021 – A Western Conference play is all set to get underway between two teams that are below the average level in their performance. Houston Rockets will hit the road in this game to square-off against the New Orleans Pelicans from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Rockets are holding the 10th spot as they trail the Golden State Warriors. As for the Pelicans, they are trailing Memphis Grizzlies and remain at the 12th position. This will turn out to be an entertaining game between two struggling teams. The top online sportsbook odds and lines are out as these battle to increase their conference record.

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2021

When: February 9, 2021 7:30 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +4 (-111) 218.5 o (-110) +145

New Orleans Pelicans
-4 (-111) 218.5 u (-110) -175
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Houston Rockets Betting

Houston dropped 12 of their 23 games this season and they are one game behind the .500 mark. The Rockets will enter this game riding a two-game losing streak after their last defeat against the Charlotte Hornets. Houston scored 94 points and gave up 119 in return. Victor Oladipo was the leader in their losing effort with six assists, seven boards and 21 points. Following Oladipo was Ben McLemore with 15 points in just 18 minutes of gameplay. The Rockets will try their best to rebound from their last defeat.

Players to watch: C. Wood C 17 GP 17 GS 31.2 MIN 22 PTS 1.8 OR 8.4 DR 10.2 REB 1.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.5 BLK 1.8 TO 1.9 PF 0.7 AST/TO 24.34 PER

V. Oladipo SG * 10 GP 10 GS 31.9 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.3 OR 4.6 DR 4.9 REB 5.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.84 PER

J. Wall PG 14 GP 14 GS 29.9 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3.1 DR 3.7 REB 6 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 3.1 TO 1.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 18.01 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans are worse than the Rockets with their overall record, yet they enter this game riding a three-game winning streak. New Orleans did well to get past the Phoenix Suns in their last game. The Pelicans tossed in a total of 123 points and gave up just 101 to the Suns. It looked like an easy victory as Zion Williamson recorded 29 points after going 10 for 14 with his shooting attempts. Brandon Ingram tossed in 27 points and a dozen boards for his team while Williamson also recorded five assists in their success.

Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 22 GP 22 GS 35 MIN 23.9 PTS 0.6 OR 4.9 DR 5.5 REB 4.7 AST 0.6 STL 1.1 BLK 2.5 TO 1.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.87 PER

Z. Williamson PF 21 GP 21 GS 32.7 MIN 23.7 PTS 2.6 OR 4.6 DR 7.2 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 24.64 PER

E. Bledsoe SG 21 GP 20 GS 30 MIN 13.7 PTS 0.5 OR 3.1 DR 3.7 REB 3.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.93 PER.

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against New Orleans.
Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston’s last 20 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston’s last 14 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Houston are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans’ last 17 games.
New Orleans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 10 games at home.
New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 10 games this season.
New Orleans are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Tuesday.
New Orleans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

John Wall PG Achilles is probable Tuesday vs New Orleans
Victor Oladipo SG Rest is OUT Tuesday vs New Orleans
Dante Exum PG Calf is OUT 1-2 months
Christian Wood PF Ankle is out indefinitely

New Orleans Pelicans

Josh Hart SG Back is “?” Tuesday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans
10-13-0 Against the Spread 10-12-2000
7-15-1 Straight Up 14-8-2000
110 Points per Game 112
109 Points Allowed per Game 112
45.3 Offensive FG% 47.14
75.3 Offensive FT% 71.45
35.72 Offensive 3PT% 35.61
44.69 Defensive FG% 45.75
75.5 Defensive FT% 80.75
35.45 Defensive 3PT% 37.53

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

The Rockets might hold a better record this season, but the Pelicans have shown significant improvement and they are all set to build on their winning streak. On the other hand, the Pelicans have the online betting sites in their favor to win this game.

Moneyline: The ML set for the Rockets in this game is +145 and the ML set for the Pelicans is -175.

ATS: The spread for Houston is +4 (-111) and the spread for New Orleans is -4 (-111).

TOTALs: Over 218.5 (-110) is the total for Houston and the same will go under for New Orleans.

Score Prediction: 113 – 105 Pelicans