Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 3/13/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Smoothie King Center is where the New Orleans Pelicans (27-40) will attempt to beat the Houston Rockets (17-50) on Sunday.
The Rockets took the court against the Mavericks and ended up losing by a score of 113-100 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 23 while the Mavericks accounted for 13 fouls. They buried 11 of 36 attempts from beyond the arc. Dallas walked away from this one shooting 78.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of their 28 shots. Furthermore, Dallas pulled down 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Dallas doled out 47 dimes and had 20 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, Houston allowed 45.5% from the field on 40 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 29 assists for the game while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Rockets buried 12 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 63.2%. Houston finished having earned a 47.7% field goal percentage (41 out of 86) and buried 6 of their 30 three-point shots.
Bruno Fernando is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. He accounted for 16 points on 8 out of 8 shooting. He played for 23 mins played and also snagged 11 rebounds. Fernando walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Houston enters this one with a win-loss mark of 17-50 so far this year. They have an average of 108.9 pts per contest (18th in the NBA) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. The Rockets are connecting on 34.3% on three-point attempts (893 of 2,601) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston is pulling in 42.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,555 dimes on the season, which ranks 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 16.6 times per game and as a team they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 22.4 fouls. They currently rank 26th in the league in giving up assists with 1,708 conceded this year. The Rockets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.2% (2,899 of 6,009) and they relinquish 45.6 boards per contest as a team. They surrender 35.6% from 3-point land and they are 30th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pelicans took a defeat with a final score of 142-120 against the Hornets. The Pelicans collected 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the game. They also turned it over 17 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Hornets had 14 fouls in this contest which took the Pelicans to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to convert 19 of them for a percentage of 76.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, New Orleans buried 15 of 39 attempts (38.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans went 43 out of 86 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Pelicans permitted the Hornets to knock down 52 of 87 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 59.8% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 46.8% from beyond the arc via 22 of 47 and finished the game at 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about team rebounding, New Orleans permitted Charlotte to grab 32 in total (6 offensive).
Trey Murphy III was important for the Pelicans in the matchup. He made 12 of 20 in this matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 9 rebounds. Murphy III had 32 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for this game.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 27-40 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pelicans are shooting 45.3% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in the league. New Orleans has scored 7,226 pts so far this year (107.9 per game) and they pull down 45.3 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.0 times per game (10th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Pelicans commit 20.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 78.6% from the charity stripe.
The New Orleans defense gives up 35.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (860 of 2,398) and their opponents are knocking down 78.3% of their foul shots. They allow 24.1 dimes and 42.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 14th and 3rd in the NBA. The Pelicans on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.9. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (21st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston
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