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New Orleans Hornets vs Houston Rockets Odds
Toyota Center features an NBA battle between the host Houston Rockets and the visiting New Orleans Hornets in betting action on Wednesday.
The Rockets sit at 3-4 (4-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hornets are currently 3-2 (4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 3-4 OU, and New Orleans is 2-3 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Hornets listed as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 189.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 93-92.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 96.7 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 3 at 88.6 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 82 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 107-99 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bobcats were burned for 25 points by Ryan Anderson on Friday as the Hornets picked up a 107-99 win at New Orleans Arena.
In their last action, Houston was a 113-110 loser at home against the Heat. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (223) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Houston got 25 points from Chandler Parsons en route to a 113-110 loss against Miami on Monday at Toyota Center.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Hornets at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New Orleans home to Oklahoma City, Friday, November 16
Houston at Portland, Friday, November 16