New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Parlay 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 10 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 13-13. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 109.4 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 20-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.4 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-12-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/09/17 PG Jameer Nelson Ankle is doubtful Sunday vs Philadelphia
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Demarcus Cousins averages 26.3 points per contest in 35.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 12.6 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
James Harden averages 32.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and 9.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Eric Gordon has scored 18.6 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 2.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 110.5 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 109.4 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.04 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.6 boards per contest and 26 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 103.3 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 114.4 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.17. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.7. The Rockets are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.9.
The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Houston is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 26th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +10 and over 224.5 total points
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