Rockets at Hornets - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (53-26) at Charlotte Hornets (33-47)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, SPSO
The Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets play Monday at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.5 points and 6.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 10.6 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.6 assists and Josh Smith is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are coming off a Sunday win over the Pelicans in which they shot 53.4 percent from the field. The Rockets are still fighting for the second seed in the West, and they’ve won five of their last seven games on the road. Howard is expected to miss this game with rest.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.7 points and 5.1 assists while Mo Williams is averaging 17.2 points and six assists. Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.6 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing five rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a Sunday loss to the Pistons in which they shot just 34.2 percent from the field and scored 34 first half points. Four of the Hornets last five wins have come on their home court. Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller and Lance Stephenson are all doubtful with injuries.
The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Hornets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Hornets have given up on the season while the ROckets still have something to play for regarding playoff seeding. Look for a Houston blowout.