Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Toyota Center)
Houston Rockets -10.5 . Total 238.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans (0-2) hit the road with a matchup with the Houston Rockets (0-1). The Pelicans are coming off a loss to the Dallas Mavericks 123-116. The Rockets lost at home to the Milwaukee Bucks 117-111.
In the loss to the Mavericks, the Pelicans were led in scoring by Brandon Ingram. Ingram had 25 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Derrick Favors was 8 of 10 shooting, while totaling 16 points and 7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday had 8 assists and 8 rebounds in the game. The Pelicans as a team shot 46% from the field and 36% from 3 point range. The Pelicans led by as many as 16 points in the game.
The Rockets were guided by Russell Westbrook in the loss. Westbrook came 3 assists short of another triple-double in his career. Westbrook had 24 points and 16 rebounds in the game. James Harden was able to finish the game with 19 points, but was not able to get his shots to fall. Harden was 2 of 13 from the field but made all 14 of his free throw attempts. PJ Tucker was 5 of 8 from 3 point range. Tucker had 17 points in the game.
Betting Trends 2018-2019:
The Pelicans were 25-23-1 ATS as an underdog.
The Pelicans were 23-25 ATS after a loss.
The over was 30-18 after a Pelicans loss.
The Rockets were 24-17 ATS as a home favorite.
The Rockets were 15-17-1 ATS after a loss.
The over was 23-20-4 when the Rockets were the home team.
While the Pelicans have competed and have lost their first two games by 8 points or less, the Rockets are by far the better team. The Pelicans should be able to compete in the game but the Rockets will pull away in the second half. The Rockets have a quality bench and the Pelicans will miss Zion Williamson in this game. Final score prediction, Rockets win and cover 122-107.