Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+2)
The Charlotte Hornets (10-13) host the Houston Rockets (11-11) at Spectrum Center on Monday. Houston opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total has been set at 227.
The Houston Rockets faced off with the San Antonio Spurs and took a loss by a score of 111-106 in their last game. Houston ended the contest with a 43.2% FG percentage (38 of 88) and made 12 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Rockets made 18 of 25 shots for a rate of 72.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 46 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 21 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 5 steals and 6 blocked shots. In terms of defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 42.5% from the field on 37 of 87 shooting. San Antonio earned 22 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, the Spurs had 44 boards (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 7 rejections. San Antonio went 80.6% at the charity stripe by burying 29 of 36 tries. They also knocked down 8 out of their 25 tries from distance.
John Wall is a guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He was able to score 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 32:01 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. Wall finished shooting 52.6% from the floor and also distributed 7 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Rockets was DeMarcus Cousins. He grabbed 11 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 41.7% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 5-of-12 (12 points). When the final whistle was blown, Cousins was on the court for 30:08 min.
Houston heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 11-11 for the year. They are averaging 111.0 points per outing (19th in the league) while connecting on 45.5% from the field. The Rockets are connecting on 36.2% on 3-pointers (316 of 874) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Houston is grabbing 44.4 boards per contest and has accumulated 512 assists for the season, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 15.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.4 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 fouls. They currently rank 5th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 485 conceded on the campaign. The Rockets defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.5% (342 of 420) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They give up 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Charlotte Hornets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 138-121 against the Utah Jazz. The Hornets collected 26 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this game. They blocked 2 shots while earning 9 steals in this game. The Jazz had 19 fouls in this contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. In terms of 3-point shots, Charlotte buried 11 of 35 tries (31.4%). Overall, the Hornets shot 48 out of 104 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.2%. The Hornets permitted the Jazz to make 48 of their 87 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.2% for this game. They shot 52.0% from distance by going 26 of 50 and ended up going 16 out of 18 from the charity stripe (88.9%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Charlotte permitted Utah to grab 44 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
LaMelo Ball ended up being a factor for the Hornets in the game. He converted 14 out of 27 in the game for a rate of 51.9%, which had him sitting at 34 points. Ball grabbed 4 boards in his 39:23 mins of playing time and had 8 assists for the contest. Another guy that was important for Charlotte was Gordon Hayward. He racked up 25 points in 37:05 minutes played via 9 of 20 from the floor in this contest. Hayward walked away from this one going 45.0% from the floor as well as earning 5 dimes and 10 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 10-13 for the year. Charlotte has totaled 2,533 points for the year (110.1 per game) and they grab 43.5 rebounds per game. The Hornets have committed 18.4 personal fouls per contest and they hit 75.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Hornets are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which is 22nd in basketball. They are assisting teammates 28.4 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 15th in the league in points given up per game with 111.7. They are able to force 16.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (18th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense allows 37.4% on 3-point shots (346 of 924) and opponents are connecting on 73.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 28.3 dimes and 46.2 boards every game, which is ranked 30th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+2)
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