Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets - 3/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (39-22) at Charlotte Hornets (21-41)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +7.5 -- Over/Under: 222
TV: ATSW, FSCR
The Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Houston Rockets need a win to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.9 points and 7.4 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won three of their last four road games.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win to snap a there-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost three straight home games.
TheRockets are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 road games. The under is 8-2 in Hornets last 10 overall. The Rockets are 4-0-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Houston Rockets have looked awful their last two games, and while I'm not jumping off the bandwagon, it's hard to get behind them on the road in this spot, especially when they've had no success as road favorites. The Charlotte Hornets don't win games, but they've covered each of their last five games overall and are as healthy as they've been in a while. Westbrook and Gordon are out of this game for the Rockets as well. Give me the points.