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New Orleans HornetsHouston Rockets
April 26, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Houston Rockets Odds

21-44TEAM RECORD33-32

The visiting Hornets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Toyota Center against the Rockets.

The Rockets sport records of 33-32 and 31-33-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hornets sit at 21-44 and 35-30 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-35-1 for the Rockets and 29-34-2 for the Hornets.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Rockets installed as 6-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 16 and the Hornets at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-91 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 98.3 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 8 at 93.5 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, almost the same as the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.1 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were an 83-81 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Hornets grabbed an 83-81 win over the Warriors on Tuesday, behind a 23-point effort from Marco Belinelli at Oracle Arena.

The Rockets were a 97-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockets got 23 points from Chandler Parsons, but it was Miami that prevailed in a 97-88 final on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Rockets trends to consider:
New Orleans is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 15 games when playing Houston
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games when playing New Orleans
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans