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Pelicans vs. Rockets - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (47-23) at New Orleans Pelicans (37-33)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT, FSN

The Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans play Wednesday at the Smoothie King Center.

The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.2 points and seven assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Corey Brewer is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Josh Smith is shooting 44.5 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets continue to find ways to win despite the injuries piling up, as they seem to be in a comfortable spot with the third seed in the West. Five of the Rockets last seven losses, however, have come on the road. Patrick Beverley is questionable with a wrist injury.

Pelicans vs. Rockets - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds while Eric Gordon is averaging 13.4 points and 3.9 assists. Norris Cole is dishing 3.7 assists and Alexis Ajinca is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are competing for a playoff spot but are shooting just 42.4 percent from the field in their last five games. The good news is that the Pelicans return home, a place where they’ve won six of their last eight games. Tyreke Evans and Omer Asik are questionable with injuries.

The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall. 

The Pelicans need a win here if they're going to get back in the playoff race. Assuming the Rockets played yesterday, I like the rested home team. 

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New Orleans Pelicans +1.5

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