Pelicans at Rockets - 12/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (4-13) at Houston Rockets (7-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN
The New Orleans Pelicans and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a big road win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 18.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Eric Gordon is dishing three assists and Ish Smith is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are coming off a Tuesday loss to the Grizzlies in which they shot 43.2 percent from the field and had eight turnovers. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost eight of their last nine road games.
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The Houston Rockets could also lose a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 101.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29.8 points and 6.6 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.2 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is dishing 1.9 assists and Clint Capela is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are shooting 38.1 percent from deep in their last five games and have won seven of their last nine when scoring 100 or more points. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Pelicans are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Houston and 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings overall.
This line has dropped enough to where you can take the Rockets with high confidence. The Pelicans are playing on the end of a back-to-back and they still can't get wins with any consistency. The Rockets are a complete mess, but they still have enough to where they can win a banged up and tired team, especially when the three-ball is dropping.