NBA Matchups  >>  Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview 01/09/2013

 
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The fans at New Orleans Arena will be treated to a game between the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Hornets when they take their seats on Wednesday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rockets listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game's total is sitting at 203.
Houston won its last outing, a 125-112 result against the Lakers on January 8. The Rockets covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 237 combined points took the game OVER the total.
The Hornets were a 95-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Houston:
Team record: 21-14 SU, 21-13-1 ATS
Current streak: won 5 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road

When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

New Orleans:
Team record: 9-25 SU, 17-17 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of last 18 games when playing Houston

When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 2-8


NEXT UP:
Houston at Boston, Friday, January 11
New Orleans home to Minnesota, Friday, January 11