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The Pelicans were burned for 33 points by James Harden on Saturday as the Rockets picked up a 111-104 win at Toyota Center.
The Rockets earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 15-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 213.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Houston got 20 points from Patrick Beverley and another 18 points from Jeremy Lin. James Harden contributed 13 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
The Pelicans got a 24-point performance from Luke Babbitt, who was supported by 20 points from Austin Rivers. Austin Rivers had 6 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Austin Rivers grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 59-46 at the break.
New Orleans had a 39-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Spurs. The Pelicans will aim to get back on the winning track vs Oklahoma City.