Houston was scorched by Eric Gordon for 27 points as the Hornets defated the Rockets 105-99 in NBA action on Thursday.
New Orleans was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 187.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Carl Landry had 20 points for New Orleans and Al-Farouq Aminu chipped in with 17 points. Greivis Vasquez had 9 assists for the Hornets, while Gustavo Ayon was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
The Rockets got a 23-point performance from Goran Dragic, who was supported by 22 points from Chase Budinger. Goran Dragic had 8 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Luis Scola grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Hornets hit the break trailing 51-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 57 boards, while Houston only had 40.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Clippers. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Golden State.