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Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets
Date & Time Monday March 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Houston Rockets -9 -- Over/Under: 225.5
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The Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Charlotte Hornets could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.9 points and 5.8 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost four of their last six road games.

The Houston Rockets look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 36.6 points and 7.5 assists while Clint Capela is averaging 16.7 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 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won their last four home games.

The Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 1-7-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Houston and 0-2-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Hornets last 10 overall. The under is 6-2 in Rockets last 8 overall.

The Charlotte Hornets are starting to fall apart the way they usually do this time of year when the playoffs are on the line, and now they go on the road where they're losing by an average of 6.3 points while shooting under 44 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are on the end of a back to back and just had a scare against the Dallas Mavericks, but they're still enjoying their best stretch of the season and have the offensive firepower to bury the Hornets. It's Rockets or pass for me, as I don't have much confidence in the Hornets right now.

Houston Rockets -9

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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