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Houston favored by 10.5 against New Orleans on Thursday

New Orleans HornetsHouston Rockets
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Houston Rockets Odds

3-11TEAM RECORD7-7

Toyota Center will feature Rockets vs. Hornets action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

This season the Rockets are 7-7 overall and 9-5 ATS against the number, while the Hornets are 3-11 and 5-9 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 5-9 on the OU, and New Orleans is 5-9.

View New Orleans vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rockets in this one, they're listed as 10.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 185 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Hornets taking on the No. 5-rated Rockets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-88 win for the Rockets on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 7-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 7 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 3.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.2 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 93-87 result against the Grizzlies on January 18. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 180 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans got 27 points from Jarrett Jack en route to a 93-87 loss against Memphis on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Houston won its last outing, a 97-80 result against the Pistons on January 17. The Rockets covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Luis Scola scored 14 points leading the Rockets to a 97-80 victory over Detroit at Toyota Center on Tuesday.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Hornets at Rockets trends to consider:
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games

Next up:
New Orleans home to Dallas, Saturday, January 21
Houston home to San Antonio, Saturday, January 21

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