New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 02/02/2020 Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 02/02/2020 – The New Orleans Pelicans are starting to show the entire NBA what they look like when they have top-rookie Zion Williamson on the floor. On Sunday, the young Pelicans will take on the league’s most explosive squad, the Houston Rockets, at Toyota Center. The Pelicans opened NBA betting activities in Las Vegas as 5-point road dogs to the Rockets, who will have both Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the game.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 02/02/2020
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 02/02/2020 Betting Odds
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans captured their third straight win after blowing out the Memphis Grizzlies, 139-111. Zion Williamson scored 24 points in 29 minutes to lead eight Pelicans players in double figures. First-time All-Star Brandon Ingram tallied 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, and Lonzo Ball posted 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.
Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (24.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 4.3 APG)
Jrue Holiday (19.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 6.3 APG)
Zion Williamson (19.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG and 1.8 APG)
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets have been shaky this past week, and they just barely defeated a Dallas Mavericks team without Luka Doncic, 128-121, on Friday. James Harden racked up 35 points and 16 rebounds, while Westbrook tallied 32 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. The Rockets got badly outrebounded by the Mavs, 52-37, but they forced Dallas to commit 17 turnovers.
Players to Watch: James Harden (35.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG and 7.2 APG)
Russell Westbrook (26.5 PPG, 8.0 RPG, and 7.4 APG)
Eric Gordon (16.0 PPG, 2.1 RPG and 1.5 APG)
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 02/02/2020 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 15-3-1 ATS in their last 19 games.
Houston are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Clint Capela C Heel is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Rockets are surprisingly 4-6 in their last 10 games, though most of their losses during this stretch happened without both or either Harden or Westbrook. The Pelicans, on the other hand, are an NBA spread betting darling at 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Moneyline: Bet on the Pelicans at +200. New Orleans and Houston split their first two games, and I feel Zion Williamson will be the difference-maker in their 3rd head-to-head meeting.
ATS: Pick the Pelicans to cover the 5-point spread. I just feel Williamson’s physicality, plus the fine plays of both Ingram and Ball, will push the Pelicans past the Rockets and cover the spread for the fourth straight game.
TOTALs: Pick the OVER at 245 points. When you have the Pelicans and the Rockets going head-to-head, expect a lot of threes and offensive fireworks.
Score Prediction: 126 – 120 Pelicans