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New Orleans Hornets vs Houston Rockets in NBA odds tilt

Houston RocketsNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 9, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

21-14TEAM RECORD9-25

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New Orleans and Houston on Wednesday, with the host Hornets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

New Orleans battles the Rockets, currently with a 21-14 mark (21-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-17 for the Hornets and 21-14 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Hornets sat as 4.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 203.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 103-94.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 28-ranked offense (91.8 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.7 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.8 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, a 125-112 result against the Lakers on January 8. The Rockets covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 237 combined points took the game OVER the total. James Harden poured in 31 points for Houston on Tuesday, as they defeated Los Angeles 125-112 at Toyota Center.

The Hornets were a 95-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. Eric Gordon scored 24 points leading the Hornets to a 95-88 victory over San Antonio at New Orleans Arena on Monday.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Rockets at Hornets trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Orleans's last 18 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Boston, Friday, January 11
New Orleans home to Minnesota, Friday, January 11