Houston Rockets (8-9) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Houston Rockets look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 23.4 points and 10.8 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 22.4 points and 4.8 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 109.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 34-16-1 in Rockets last 51 overall. The over is 10-1 in Pelicans last 11 overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Pelicans are a better team than their record and they showed that last night against the Bucks, but it's going to take more than one game for me to jump on the bandwagon. The Houston Rockets have the rest advantage here and are playing great ball since getting healthy. The Rockets are winning their last five games by an average of 8.4 points while allowing just 42.2 percent shooting from the field. I want the Rockets in this near pick em.