New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets 3/19/23 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time: 3/19/2023, 11:00 PM UTC
Location: Toyota Center
Address: Houston, TX
Latest Odds: NOP -5 ; O/U 227.5
TV Channel: BSSW

The New Orleans Pelicans look to snap a two-game losing streak with a victory on the road Sunday when visiting the Houston Rockets. New Orleans is 33-37 and third in the Southwest division, 9 ½ games behind first place Memphis. New Orleans is 12th in the Western Conference, but just a half game behind the 10th and final qualifying spot for the postseason. New Orleans lost to Houston 114-112 in the first of two consecutive games played between the two on Friday.

Brandon Ingram is the leading scorer for New Orleans with an average of 22.9 points per game, while CJ McCollum is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 21.1 points and 6.0 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.5 rebounds per game. New Orleans is scoring an average of 113.9 points per game.

Houston looks for its fourth consecutive victory Sunday when hosting New Orleans. The Rockets are 18-52 and fourth in the Southwest division, 24 ½ games behind the first place Memphis Grizzlies. Houston is well out of playoff contention. The Rockets defeated the Pelicans on Friday for their third straight victory and fifth in the last eight games.

Jalen Green is the leading scorer for Houston with an average of 21.7 points per game, while Kevin Porter Jr. is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 18.6 points and 5.9 assists per game. Alperen Sengun is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.8 rebounds per game. Houston is scoring an average of 110.4 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • New Orleans is 3-9 ATS in its last 12
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Pelicans last 9
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Rockets last 6 
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Free NBA Pick: Houston Rockets +5

New Orleans has struggled down the stretch failing to cover the number in nine of the last 12 and were defeated by the Rockets on Friday. Houston is on a run having won each of its last three straight up and the Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their most recent five. The Pelicans are playing without their leading scorer Zion Williamson as well as Jose Alvarado and EJ Liddell. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 117-108.


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