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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the New Orleans Pelicans and the Houston Rockets meet at Toyota Center.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 105-89 result against the Nuggets on December 27. The Pelicans covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Rockets were a 100-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors.

New Orleans:
Team record: 13-14 SU, 12-14-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Houston:
Team record: 20-11 SU, 17-12-2 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing New Orleans
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans

When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
New Orleans home to Portland, Monday, December 30
Houston at Oklahoma City, Sunday, December 29