The New Orleans Pelicans (33-36) hit the road in Southwest Division action against the Houston Rockets (17-52) on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET. The Pelicans are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season.

Rockets vs. Pelicans Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: BSNO and SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Toyota Center

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Rockets vs. Pelicans Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Pelicans 117 - Rockets 111

Spread & Total Prediction for Rockets vs. Pelicans

  • Pick ATS: Pelicans (- 5.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (228)
  • The Rockets (27-38-4 ATS) have covered the spread 44.9% of the time, 5.8% less often than the Pelicans (31-37-1) this year.
  • New Orleans (8-7) covers a higher percentage of games when it is favored by 5.5 points or more this season (53.3%) than Houston (21-29-3) does as a 5.5+-point underdog (39.6%).
  • New Orleans and its opponents have gone over the over/under 50.7% of the time this season (35 out of 69). That's more often than Houston and its opponents have (34 out of 69).
  • As a moneyline favorite this year, the Pelicans are 20-12, while the Rockets are 15-50 as moneyline underdogs.

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Rockets Performance Insights

  • Houston is the second-worst team in the NBA in points scored (110.3 per game) and fourth-worst in points allowed (118.2).
  • At 22.6 assists per game, the Rockets are third-worst in the NBA.
  • Beyond the arc, the Rockets are 25th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). They are worst in 3-point percentage at 32.8%.
  • Houston takes 63.3% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 36.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.6% of Houston's buckets are 2-pointers, and 26.4% are 3-pointers.

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