Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 2/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets

Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Toyota Center)

HOU -5.5 . Total 245.0 . Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans hit the road for a battle with the Houston Rockets.  The Pelicans are (20-29), coming off a 139-111 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Rockets are (30-18), after upending the Dallas Mavericks at home, 128-121.

In the Pelicans win over the Grizzlies, New Orleans was guided throughout the game by Jrue Holiday.  Holiday collected 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists.  The Pelicans connected on 54% from the floor and 44% from 3-point range.  New Orleans dominated the boards, out rebounding Memphis 57 to 34.

In the Rockets win over the Mavericks, Houston was led offensively by James Harden.  Harden scored 35 points and tallied 16 rebounds.  The Rockets shot 465 from the floor and 47% from 3-point range.  Houston won the game from behind the arch, hitting 21 3-pointers, while the Mavericks made only 14. 

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Recent Betting Trends:

Pelicans are 15-3-1 ATS in their last 19 games.

Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Houston.

The over is 13-3 in Pelicans last 16 games.

Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.

Rockets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games.

The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 games. 

The Pelicans are allowing over 117 per game, which ranks 28th in scoring defense.  The Rockets should have quite the advantage in this one, as Houston has the 2nd highest scoring offense in the league.  New Orleans should also see some space on offense, as the Rockets rank 24th in scoring defense.  This should be a high scoring game.  Final score prediction, Rockets will win and the total goes over, 128-120.  

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Chris’s Pick Over 245.0 .

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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