Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/15/2014
Wednesday, April 16, 8:00 PM on CSNH, FSNO
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Houston Rockets will head out on the road on Wednesday to face the New Orleans Pelicans, who they were able to beat 111-104 just this past Saturday. In that game, the Rockets were able to come back from eight points down with about three minutes remaining in the game to pull off the win.
Houston was able to take a 22-20 lead into the second quarter, but the Pelicans had one of their best offensive quarters of the season and outscored the Rockets 39-24 to take the lead into the half. After bringing the score back to within 10 points going into the final period, the Rockets were able to score 39 points in the fourth to get the home victory.
James Harden led the way for the Rockets by pouring in 33 points and also assisting on 13 buckets. Point guard Patrick Beverley was able to make four of his eight three-point attempts on his way to scoring 20 points for the hosts. Jeremy Lin had a solid game off of the bench for Houston, scoring 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
Fourth-year small forward Luke Babbitt had one of his better games in a Pelicans' uniform, scoring 24 points and bringing down seven rebounds. Austin Rivers didn't have his best shooting night in this one, but he was able to put up a double-double by scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Houston is 18-22-0 ATS on the road this season
Houston is 22-18-0 against the over/under on the road this season
New Orleans is 20-18-2 ATS at home this season
New Orleans is 22-18-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
01/25/14 F Greg Smith Knee out indefinitely
04/15/14 G Brian Roberts Ankle questionable
04/10/14 C Anthony Davis Back out for season
04/07/14 G Eric Gordon Knee out for season
02/18/14 G Jrue Holiday Tibia out for season
01/19/14 F Jason Smith Knee out for season
01/07/14 F Ryan Anderson Back out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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