Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Pelicans and Rockets. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on Spac, and it’s hosted by the Rockets at Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 219 points, and the Rockets are the home favorites against the Pelicans in a Southwest division matchup.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5

This game will be played at Toyota Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 10th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-107 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Zion Williamson finishing with Zion Williamson points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.6% and knocking down 10 threes.

Taking a Look at the Pelicans Chances on the Road

In their upcoming game against the Rockets, the Pelicans can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 4-4. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 8th, and they are 3rd in the Southwest division.

Against the spread, New Orleans is .500 so far this season with a mark of 4-4 ATS. This season, New Orleans has a 2-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-2 as underdogs.

The Pelicans’ offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 101 points against the Timberwolves. In that game, they made 8/28 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.7%. Coming into the game, the Pelicans offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 33%. On average, they get up 33.4 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 17.6 made free-throws.

The Pelicans’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 115.2 points per contest.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 13.2 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 24th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.

Will the Rockets Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Coming into today’s matchup, the Rockets is focused on adding to their four game winning streak, with an overall record of 4-3. At the moment, the team holds 6th place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Southwest division.

Houston has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 4-3 against the spread. On the road, the Rockets have yet to cover the spread and are 4-1 at home vs. the spread.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Houston’s offense scored 128 points against the Lakers. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.8%, and they went 12/19 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Jalen Green, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.6, while Alperen Seng√ľn also carries a PPG average of 18.3 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 106.7 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Rockets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.1% and allowing 32.6% from beyond the arc.