New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 10/26/2019 Odds Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 10/26/2019 – The James Harden-Russell Westbrook experiment is off to a disappointing start after Houston Rockets bowed to the Milwaukee Bucks 111-117 on Thursday. For NBA bettors and fans routing for the Rockets, there’s nothing to worry about, because Saturday night’s ballgame vs. the New Orleans Pelicans at the Toyota Center will finally show the scary potential this superstar tandem has.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 10/26/2019
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 10/26/2019 Betting Odds
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
After pushing the Toronto Raptors to the limit in the season-opener, the Pelicans wilted against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. For the second consecutive game, Brandon Ingram led the team in scoring with 25 points, while Derrick Favors and Josh Hart chipped in 16 apiece for New Orleans, who only made 15 of their 41 shot attempts from the three-point area.
Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (23.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 4.0 APG), Josh Hart (15.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 0.5 APG), Lonzo Ball (11.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 5.0 APG)
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets might not have lived up to the expectations in the first game, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this squad going forward. Houston led the Bucks for the larger part of the game, despite a cold 15.4 percent shooting from resident superstar James Harden. Westbrook racked up 24 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists in his Rockets debut, while P.J Tucker added 17 markers.
Players to Watch: Russell Westbrook (24 PPG, 16 RPG, 7 APG), James Harden (19 PPG, 7 RPG, 14 APG), and PJ Tucker ( 17PPG, 7 RPG)
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 10/26/2019 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games.
Houston is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday PG Knee is OUT Saturday vs Houston
Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Rockets are 6-4 against the Pelicans their last 10 head-to-head meetings. Houston is averaging 114 points on 53 percent FG shooting while New Orleans is scoring 111 points on 48 percent field clip over this number of games.
Moneyline: For any wise NBA games bettors, the Rockets should be an easy pick because this team is hungry to make a statement after that humiliating loss to the Bucks. Expect Harden and Westbrook to be in their full element in this game, leading the Rockets to a lopsided win.
ATS: The Rockets are -10 favorite over the Pelicans, which is very reasonable since everybody expected Houston to really punish the young Pelicans. Expect the Rockets to win by at least 20 points.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 234 points. The Rockets scored 111 points despite a bad shooting night from Harden. Just imagine how much points Houston is going to put up when Harden finally finds his stroke this Saturday. As for the Pelicans, they are averaging 122 points over their first two games, which indicates that they are a top-10 offense in the league. Just book it, this game will exceed that 234 O/U total.
Score Prediction: 134-111 Rockets