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April 19, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

32-30TEAM RECORD19-43

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Thursday when the Hornets try to run the Rockets off the court at New Orleans Arena in pro hoops action.

Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 32-30 and 31-30-1 ATS so far this season, while the Hornets are at 19-43 and 33-29 ATS. In totals betting, the Hornets are 27-33-2, while the Rockets are 28-33-1.

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Hornets as 3-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Hornets and the No. 18-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-91 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 24-rated squad against Houston's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 30 in the league with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.5 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 117-110 result against the Mavericks on April 18. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Goran Dragic poured in 20 points and chipped in with 10 assists in a losing cause for Houston on Wednesday, as the Mavericks rolled to a 117-110 victory over Houston at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 103-91 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hornets endured a 103-91 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, despite a 24-point effort from Jerome Dyson at FedExForum.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rockets at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games at home
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Houston home to Golden State, Saturday, April 21
New Orleans at LA Clippers, Sunday, April 22