New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 2/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
The Houston Rockets (15-37) are welcoming the New Orleans Pelicans (20-32) at Toyota Center on Sunday.
The Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 113-105 in their last contest. New Orleans ended having earned a 56.0% FG percentage (42 of 75) and buried 8 out of their 25 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 21 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 91.3%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists in the matchup while forcing 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 44.9% from the floor on 35 out of 78 shooting. Denver totaled 31 assists and had 22 steals for the game. On top of that, Denver collected 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Denver ended up shooting 94.1% at the free throw line by burying 16 of 17 shots. They converted 19 of their 41 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 18 and the Nuggets recorded 15 fouls.
Jaxson Hayes is one player who played a role for this contest. He accounted for 22 points on 9 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also totaled 11 boards. Hayes finished the contest at 100.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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New Orleans heads into this game with a mark of 20-32 on the season. They have an average of 105.5 points per game (26th in the league) while hitting 44.0% from the floor. The Pelicans are connecting on 32.8% on 3-point shots (559 of 1,706) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is collecting 45.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,281 dimes this season, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.4 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They give up 36.8% on 3-point attempts and they are 16th in basketball in opponents points per game (109.4). The Pelicans defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.8% (2,081 of 4,449) and they surrender 42.5 boards per game as a team. They rank 13th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,258 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the Rockets went home defeated by a final of 131-106 when they played the Spurs. In regard to team rebounding, Houston permitted San Antonio to collect 33 in all (11 on the offensive side). They went 46.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 of 28 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). The Rockets permitted the Spurs to make 51 of their 89 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 57.3% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Rockets went 36 out of 83 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.4%. With regard to 3-point shots, Houston converted 11 of 33 tries (33.3%). They were able to bury 23 of them for a rate of 79.3%. The Spurs committed 12 personal fouls for this game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Rockets pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this contest.
Josh Christopher ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 13 for the contest giving him a rate of 53.8%, and had 5 rebounds. Christopher tallied 23 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes for this contest.
Houston has a mark of 15-37 so far this season. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.8 times per contest (24th in the NBA) and they turn it over 16.9 times per contest. Houston has totaled 5,635 pts on the year (108.4 per contest) and they average 42.7 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in basketball.
The Houston defense surrenders 35.2% on 3-point shots (689 of 1,959) and opponents are making 78.0% of their free throw shots. They surrender 25.3 dimes and 45.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 24th and 21st in the NBA. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 117.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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