Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 3-13-22

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Rockets will visit the State of Louisiana to clash with the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Sunday evening. Houston is back to the losing column after suffering its recent loss to the visiting Dallas Mavericks to a score of 100-113 at Toyota Center, Friday night.

 

The Rockets haf 17 points each from SGs Kevin Porter Jr. and Josh Christopher on a night when rookie SG Jalen Green, the second overall pick in the draft, had 11 after a career-best 32 points over the LA Lakers on Wednesday night. PF Bruno Fernando added a career-high 16 points with 11 rebounds off the bench for Houston. 

 

The Rockets are the cellar dwellers in the Western Conference and last in the Southwest Division. Houston is 2-13 in its last 15 matches of the season and are 9-33 against Western Conference opponents. Houston has a 3-5 record in one-possession games.

 

Leading the team in scoring is Center Christian Wood with 17.9 ppg, 49.4% in FG shooting, and 60.8% from the FT area. IN their last 10 matches, the Rockets are 2-8, averaging 111.6 points, 40.3 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 8.0 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.9 points.

 

  • The Houston Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches with the Pelicans.
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against New Orleans.
  • The Rockets are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games down the road.

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Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions 3/13/2022

 

Meanwhile, The New Orleans Pelicans are on a 4-game losing slump after the visiting Charlotte Hornets routed them off their home turf with a score of 120-142, Friday night.

 

First Round pick SG hit seven 3s and set his game high in points with 32 to go with a personal best of nine boards to lead New Orleans in the loss. New Orleans is 10th at 27-40 in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Southwest Division. 

 

The Pelicans are 7-8 in their last 15 matches of the season and are 4-8 against opponents in the Southwest Division. New Orleans ranks fifth in the rebounding category in the Western Conference averaging 45.3 rebounds per game.

 

Center Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 11.4 boards per contest. In their last 10 outings of the season, New Orleans is 4-6, averaging 117.9 points, 46.3 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 9.4 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points per game.

 

  • The total went OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 matches with the Rockets.
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 12 games at home.
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home against Houston.

Houston Rockets vs  New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA’s pick is the New Orleans Pelicans. Houston is almost back to full strength while the Pelicans will miss their two leading scorers in SF Brandon Ingram and SG CJ McCollum resulting in New Orleans’ 4-game slide.

 

The Rockets have shown signs of improvement over their last four games that could take the Pelicans off predicted to a score of 118-112.

 

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Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET 

 

Location: Smoothie king Center in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022

 

TV: ATSW

 

NBA Odds:   New Orleans Pelicans -5.5

 

NBA Totals: 228.5

 

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