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Hornets vs Rockets Betting Matchup Report

Houston RocketsNew Orleans Hornets
April 6, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

41-37TEAM RECORD44-33

New Orleans will look to improve on its 44-33 record on Wednesday when they host Houston in NBA odds action at New Orleans Arena.

This season the Hornets are 44-33 overall and 37-37-3 ATS against the number, while the Rockets are 41-37 and 41-35-2 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 28-48-1 on the OU, and Houston is 40-38.

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Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-rated Hornets and the No. 10-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-101 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 22 at 104.2 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.7 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Rockets were a 104-101 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 30 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 104-101 loss at the hands of Houston on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 108-96 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hornets grabbed a 108-96 win over the Pacers on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Trevor Ariza at New Orleans Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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 9 of Houston's last 12 games when playing New Orleans
Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans's last 12 games when playing Houston
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to LA Clippers, Saturday, April 9
New Orleans home to Phoenix, Friday, April 8