Pelicans vs Rockets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -6
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (20-29, 5th in the Southwest Division) are headed to Toyota Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Houston Rockets (30-18, 1st in the Southwest Division). New Orleans opens this contest as 6 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 245.
The Pelicans are covering the spread 53.2% of the time, having gone 25-22-2 ATS. Houston is covering the spread 45.8% of the time, going 22-26-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/31/20 C Clint Capela Heel is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
Brandon Ingram comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Lonzo Ball averages 11.9 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Russell Westbrook scores 26.5 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. James Harden averages 35.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 115.2 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.1 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 118.7 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.02. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.5 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.5. The Rockets are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Rockets give up 114.7 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. New Orleans is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Houston is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league. The Rockets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -6
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