Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Toyota Center)
The Charlotte Hornets are on the road for a matchup with the Houston Rockets. The Hornets are (16-33), coming off a 114-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Rockets are (31-18), after upending the New Orleans Pelicans, 117-109.
In the Hornets loss to the Spurs, Charlotte was led offensively by Cody Zeller. Zeller secured a double-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. The Hornets connected on 42% from the floor and 28% from 3-point range. Charlotte allowed the Spurs to hit 52% from the floor. The Hornets lost the points off turnover battle, 26 to 11. Charlotte committed 17 turnovers in the loss.
In the Rockets win over the Pelicans, Houston was guided throughout the game by James Harden. Harden registered 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. The Rockets connected on 39% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range. The Rockets won the game from 3-point range, hitting 16 3's while the Pelicans made just 10. Houston out scored the Pelicans in points off turnovers, 29 to 4.
Recent Betting Trends:
Hornets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 games.
Rockets are 12-12 ATS at home.
The under is 13-11 in Rockets home games.
Houston has dominated this series, having won 9 of the last 10 meetings, by an average margin of 8 points. This matchup features 2 completely different offense's. The Hornets are averaging less than 103 per game, which ranks 30th in offensive production, while the Rockets have the 2nd best scoring offense, averaging over 118 per contest. The Hornets will be playing on back to back nights. With the Hornets not having a great offense and playing on back to back nights could cause for some sloppy play on their end. Final score prediction, Rockets will win and cover,