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The New Orleans Pelicans (10-12) are favored (-4.5) to extend a three-game win streak when they host the Houston Rockets (11-12) at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The matchup airs on TNT. The over/under is set at 220.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 9, 2021, 7:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 9

Pelicans:
Josh Hart: Day To Day (Back spasms)

Rockets:
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Christian Wood: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Rockets (+4.5)
Total Pick Over (220.5)
Prediction Pelicans 112, Rockets 110

The model favors the Pelicans by 1.6 points, just 2.9 fewer than the 4.5-point spread set by DraftKings.

In this game, the model projects a total (221.9 points) marginally higher than the DraftKings over/under (220.5 points).

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Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 22 23.9 5.5 4.7 0.6 1.1 2.5
Zion Williamson 21 23.7 7.2 2.7 1.0 0.8 0.2
Eric Bledsoe 21 13.7 3.7 3.7 0.7 0.3 2.3
Lonzo Ball 19 13.4 4.3 4.6 1.4 0.6 2.7
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 19 9.8 2.9 2.1 1.3 0.4 1.2

Pelicans Player Props

  • Brandon Ingram’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 21.5, 2.4 points lower than his season average of 23.9.
  • Steven Adams’ rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 9.5 rebounds, 0.2 rebounds less than his season average of 9.7.
  • Lonzo Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Ingram’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.6 blocks lower than his season average of 1.1.

Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 17 22.0 10.2 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.9
Victor Oladipo 9 20.0 5.7 4.2 1.8 0.2 2.8
Victor Oladipo 10 19.6 4.9 5.2 1.1 0.6 2.2
John Wall 14 18.8 3.7 6.0 0.9 0.8 1.9
Eric Gordon 18 18.4 2.4 2.3 0.6 0.5 2.7

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s rebounding prop over/under for the game is posted at 8.5 rebounds, 1.7 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.2.
  • John Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 30.5, 2.0 greater than his season average of 28.5.
  • Victor Oladipo’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots less than his season average of 2.8.
  • Wood’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Pelicans have a 47.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.4% higher than the 44.7% of shots the Rockets’ opponents have knocked down.
  • New Orleans has a 9-8 record against the spread and an 8-9 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 44.7% from the field.
  • Houston has a 10-6 record against the spread and an 11-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 47.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Rockets have shot at a 45.3% rate from the field this season, 0.5 percentage points fewer than the 45.8% shooting opponents of the Pelicans have averaged.
  • Houston has put together a 7-3 record against the spread and a 7-3 straight up record in games it shoots above 45.8% from the field.
  • This season, New Orleans has a 6-4 record against the spread and a 7-3 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45.3% from the field.
  • The Pelicans’ 35.6% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Rockets have shot from beyond the arc (35.4%).
  • New Orleans is 10-2 against the spread and 9-3 overall when it shoots better than 35.4% from distance.
  • Houston is 7-5-1 against the spread while putting up an 8-5 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 35.6% from three-point range.
  • The Rockets shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. That’s only 1.8 percentage points lower than the Pelicans have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.5%).
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS and 6-3 overall when the team hits more than 37.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans is 7-3 ATS and 8-2 overall in games it shoots above 35.7% from deep.
  • The Pelicans’ 11.4 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.9 fewer made shots on average than the 14.3 per game the Rockets allow.
  • Houston has gone 8-6-1 against the spread and 9-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When New Orleans hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 4-12 ATS and 4-12 straight up.
  • The Rockets rank seventh in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Pelicans allow the most made threes in the league.

Pelicans vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
16th 111.5 Points Scored 110.3 21st
19th 112.3 Points Allowed 109.3 7th
3rd 46.6 Rebounds 44.1 19th
3rd 11.4 Off. Rebounds 8.4 27th
23rd 11.4 3pt Made 14.3 7th
19th 24 Assists 23.1 24th
22nd 14.1 Turnovers 14.8 26th

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