Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 2/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The Houston Rockets (15-38) are traveling to Smoothie King Center on Tuesday where they will meet the New Orleans Pelicans (21-32).
The Rockets faced the Pelicans and went home with a loss by a final score of 120-107 in their last contest. Houston finished the game having earned a 47.6% FG percentage (40 out of 84) and converted 16 of their 45 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets knocked down 11 of their 16 tries for a rate of 68.8%. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 33 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 28 assists for the game while creating 4 turnovers and having 5 steals. When discussing defense, Houston let their opponent shoot 53.2% from the floor on 41 of 77 shooting. New Orleans doled out 33 assists and had 29 steals in the game. Moreover, New Orleans pulled down 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. New Orleans finished the game at 72.2% at the free throw line by burying 26 of 36 shots. They also made 12 of 29 shots from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Rockets ended up with 23 while the Pelicans recorded 10 personal fouls.
Christian Wood is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He totaled 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also collected 8 rebounds. Wood finished the contest at 53.3% from the floor and distributed 3 assists.
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Houston comes into this one with a mark of 15-38 on the campaign. They have an average of 108.3 points per contest (17th in the league) on 45.2% from the field. The Rockets are hitting 34.4% on 3-pointers (702 of 2,041) and 71.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Houston is collecting 42.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,216 assists on the year, which is 25th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.9 times per game and as a group are committing 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Rockets are forcing 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.4 personal fouls. They concede 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 30th in the NBA in opponents PPG (117.0). The Rockets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.8% (2,273 of 4,755) and they concede 45.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 21st in the league in allowing assists with 1,342 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the Pelicans took home the win by a final score of 120-107 when they faced the Rockets. When it comes to rebounding, New Orleans allowed Houston to pull down 28 in total (5 on the offensive glass). They went 35.6% from 3-point land by shooting 16 out of 45 and finished the game at 11 out of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Pelicans permitted the Rockets to convert 40 of 84 attempts from the field which left them shooting 47.6% in this contest. Overall, the Pelicans went 41 out of 77 from the floor which had them shooting 53.2%. In the matter of shooting from distance, New Orleans made 12 of 29 attempts (41.4%). They were able to bury 26 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.2%. The Rockets were called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pelicans to the charity stripe for a total of 36 attempts. They also coughed it up 10 times, while getting 12 steals in this contest. The Pelicans snagged 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in this game.
Brandon Ingram was important for the Pelicans in this matchup. He made 12 out of 21 for this game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Ingram tallied 33 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 12 dimes for this contest.
New Orleans has a record of 21-32 on the year. The Pelicans commit 19.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 79.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.7 times per contest (11th in the league) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. New Orleans has earned 5,606 points for the campaign (105.8 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Pelicans are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 25th in the league.
The Pelicans are ranked 16th in the league in points per game surrendered with 109.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (25th in basketball). The New Orleans defense gives up 36.7% on three-point shots (686 of 1,868) and their opponents are knocking down 79.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 24.3 assists and 42.3 rebounds per game, which is ranked 14th and 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston
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