Rockets vs. Pelicans - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (23-35) at Houston Rockets (29-31)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Houston Rockets square off Wednesday at the Toyota Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 15.6 points and 5.8 assists. Norris Cole is dishing 3.5 assists and Toney Douglas is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five of their last seven road games. Anthony Davis is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Houston Rockets need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.5 points and seven assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.9 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.7 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last eight home games. Clint Capela is questionable with a foot injury.
The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
If the Rockets are going to make the playoffs, they better win games like this at home. I don't love this game, but Houston should win and cover the reasonable number.