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New Orleans Hornets vs Houston Rockets in NBA odds tilt

Houston RocketsNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

22-22TEAM RECORD14-28

New Orleans will look to improve on its 14-28 record on Friday when they host Houston in NBA odds action at New Orleans Arena.

The Hornets bring a 14-28 record (23-19 ATS) to the battle against the 22-22 Rockets, who are 21-22-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 22-20 so far and the Rockets go 24-20. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets were listed as 3-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 200 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 25 and the Rockets at No. 11 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-96 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 19-rated squad against Houston's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 14 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 105-95 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Rockets endured a 105-95 loss at the hands of the Nuggets on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from James Harden at Toyota Center.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 106-102 result against the Spurs on January 23. The Hornets covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Eric Gordon scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 106-102 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Wednesday).

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Denver are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Houston home to Brooklyn, Saturday, January 26
New Orleans at Memphis, Sunday, January 27