Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 11/12/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Houston Rockets at Smoothie King Center on Saturday.
The Rockets faced off with the Raptors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-109 in their last game. Houston ended having earned a 44.0% field goal percentage (37 out of 84) and converted 9 out of their 35 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rockets knocked down 26 of their 31 shots for a percentage of 83.9%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 49 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 assists in this game in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to defense, Houston let their opponent shoot 41.2% from the field on 42 of 102 shooting. Toronto totaled 19 dimes and had 12 steals for this contest. On top of that, Toronto pulled down 50 rebounds (22 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Toronto walked away from this one shooting 85.0% from the charity stripe by making 17 of 20 shots. They buried 15 of their 44 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 18 while the Raptors totaled 26 fouls.
Alperen Sengün is one guy who had an impact for the contest. Sengün shot 62.5% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He played 30 minutes and also collected 8 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Houston enters this matchup with a mark of 2-10 so far this year. They turn it over 17.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 21.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Houston is pulling in 45.5 boards per game and has accumulated 261 dimes on the season, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing. The Rockets are connecting on 35.4% on 3-point shots (156 of 441) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. They average 110.3 points per contest (21st in basketball) on 43.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and they draw 22.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 322 conceded on the season. The Rockets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.5% (527 of 1,065) and they surrender 44.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 36.6% on three-point shots while they are 26th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (117.8).
The last time they took the court, the Pelicans got the victory with a final of 115-111 against the Bulls. In regard to rebounding, New Orleans allowed Chicago to collect 35 in all (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.9% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Pelicans allowed the Bulls to bury 44 of 87 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 50.6% in this contest. Overall, the Pelicans walked away from this one shooting 42 for 84 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, New Orleans buried 3 of 19 tries (15.8%). They were able to knock down 28 of them for a rate of 77.8%. The Bulls had 23 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 36 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Pelicans recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 50 for this game.
Jonas Valanciunas was important for the Pelicans for the contest. Valanciunas accumulated 21 points in his 30 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists for the game. He converted 8 out of 13 for this game for a rate of 61.5%, and added 13 rebounds.
New Orleans has a record of 6-5 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pelicans are shooting 48.3% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. New Orleans has accounted for 1,300 pts this season (118.2 per contest) and they average 46.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.3 times per game (7th in the league) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. The Pelicans have committed 19.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.0% from the charity stripe.
The Pelicans defensively are ranked 18th in the league in points given up per game with 114.3. They have forced 15.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the floor (22nd in basketball). The New Orleans defense gives up 32.7% on three-point shots (129 of 395) and opponents are connecting on 82.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 26.6 assists and 41.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 23rd and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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