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Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets - 2/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +4 -- Over/Under: 228
TV Channel
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The Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Houston Rockets look for a victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 36.3 points and 7.6 assists while Clint Capela is averaging 17.1 points and 12.5 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 8.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five of their last eight road games.

The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.1 points and 5.7 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last nine home games.

The Rockets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Hornets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 9-4-2 ATS in the last 15 meetings and the favorite is 18-5-3 ATS in the last 26 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Rockets last 7 overall.

The Houston Rockets have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Charlotte Hornets, and seven of those victories were by 10 or more points. The Rockets have been a tough team to figure out lately and have been brutal ATS lately, which includes an 11-19 ATS record on the road overall. With that said, the Charlotte Hornets are shooting just 40.9 percent from the field in their last five games and are losing by an average of 9.4 points. The Rockets have the offensive firepower to light it up obviously, and the Hornets can't counter with their limited options. Assuming the Rockets come to play, they should be able to cover this reasonable number.

Houston Rockets -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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