New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 11/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets
Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: Space City Home Network
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (-1)
The Houston Rockets (4-3) will try to beat the New Orleans Pelicans (4-4) at Toyota Center on Friday. Houston opens this game as 1-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 226.
The Pelicans took the court against the Timberwolves and took a loss by a score of 122-101 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up with 23 and the Timberwolves finished the game with 23 personal fouls. They made 15 of 37 shots from long range. Minnesota went 70.8% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 24 attempts. Moreover, Minnesota pulled down 48 boards (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 1 block. Minnesota recorded 30 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. When talking about the defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 54.9% from the field on 45 of 82 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they collected 40 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 21 of 22 shots for a percentage of 95.5%. New Orleans finished with a 38.7% field goal percentage (36 of 93) and knocked down 8 of 28 shots from downtown.
CJ McCollum is someone who was important in the game. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played 37 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. McCollum finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and recorded 6 dimes.
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New Orleans will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 4-4 so far this year. They currently have an average of 108.3 pts per contest (26th in basketball) while connecting on 44.5% from the field. The Pelicans are hitting 33.3% on shots from downtown (89 of 267) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 42.6 boards per contest and has totaled 186 assists for the year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.9 fouls. They rank 25th in the league in giving up assists with 218 relinquished this season. The Pelicans are giving up a FG percentage of 46.8% (342 of 731) and they concede 50.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 31.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 19th in the NBA in PPG allowed (115.3).
In their last game, the Rockets walked away with a victory by a final of 128-94 when they faced the Lakers. In the matter of rebounding, Houston permitted Los Angeles to collect 34 in total (5 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 28.0% from three-point range by hitting 7 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 24 at the free throw line (62.5%). The Rockets allowed the Lakers to knock down 36 out of 84 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.9% for this game. When the game finished, the Rockets finished shooting 51 out of 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.8%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Houston buried 14 out of 33 attempts (42.4%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 63.2%. The Lakers earned 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 4 steals in the matchup. The Rockets earned 43 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 57 for this game.
Alperen Sengün ended up having an impact for the Rockets for the contest. Sengun accumulated 14 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes for this contest. He buried 6 of 11 in this contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Houston has a record of 4-3 for the year. The Rockets commit 21.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per game (10th in the league) and they turn it over 13.7 times per contest. Houston has 788 points for the campaign (112.6 per game) and they collect 43.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets are hitting on 48.7% from the field, which ranks 7th in basketball.
The Houston defense allows 32.7% on three-point shots (83 of 254) and their opponents are connecting on 72.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 23.0 dimes and 43.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 5th and 11th in the NBA. The Rockets on defense are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 106.7. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+1) and under 226 points
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