Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans odds, picks and predictions

The Houston Rockets (2-10) play the final game of their 4-game road trip on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans (6-6). Tipping is at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Smoothie King Center (NBA TV). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Rockets vs. Pelicans Oddsand make our NBA expert picks and predictions.

The Rockets have just one win in their last 8 games and are coming off a 116-109 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday. Second year guard jalen green leads the Rockets with 20.8 points per game.

The Pelicans suffered a 105-96 loss to the Trail Blazers at home when they were favored by 9 points on Thursday. They have lost 4 of their last 6 games.

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Rockets at the Pelicans coast

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; go to the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds center for a complete list. Lines last updated at 12:20 p.m. ET.

  • Silver Line (ML): Rockets +360 (bet $100 to win $360) | Pelicans -500 (bet $500 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Rockets +10.5 (-110) | Pelicans -10.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Rockets at key pelican wounds

Rockets

  • F Bruno Fernando (knee) out
  • F Jae’Sean Tate (ankle) exit

Pelicans

  • g Kira Lewis (knee) out
  • F EJ Liddell (knee) out

For the most recent updates: Official NBA Injury Report.

Rockets at Pelicans picks and predictions

Prediction

Pelicans 117, Rockets 110

Moneyline

The Rockets are just 1-8 on the road this season, and there’s no reason to think they’ll pull off the upset tonight.

The Pelicans are 2-2 at home this season. They have the league’s No. 8 scoring offense against the Rockets’ 5th-worst scoring defense.

But there is no money to be made on the moneyline. PASS.

Against the spread

The Pelicans have won by more than 10 points only once in their last 10 games.

The Rockets, despite only 2 outright wins, are 7-5 ATS this season.

ROCKETS BET +10.5 (-110).

More less

The Over has struck in 7 of 12 games for the Rockets and 8 for the Pelicans.

However, only 5 games for Houston this season have reached 233 points or more.

Seven of the Pelicans’ 12 games have totaled at least 233 points.

This projected total seems a bit high.

I LEAN LESS THAN 232.5 (-110).

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