New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets: 1/30/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

The Houston Rockets (8-9) are underdogs (+1) in their attempt to continue a four-game win streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (7-10) at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The contest airs on FS-NO. The matchup’s over/under is set at 223.5.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -1 -110 -110 223.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Houston has a 7-3 record against New Orleans. The Pelicans have a 3-1 record against the spread when facing the Rockets.

Pelicans vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/2/2020 Rockets Rockets -5 249.5 -200 163 Regular Season 117-109 HOU
12/29/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -5 225 -210 173 Regular Season 127-112 NO
11/11/2019 Rockets Pelicans -7 242.5 -332 265 Regular Season 122-116 HOU
10/26/2019 Rockets Rockets -12 238.5 -907 626 Regular Season 126-123 HOU
3/24/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 113-90 HOU
1/29/2019 Rockets Regular Season 121-116 NO
12/29/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 108-104 HOU
10/17/2018 Rockets Regular Season 131-112 NO
3/24/2018 Rockets Regular Season 114-91 HOU
3/17/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 107-101 HOU
  • 2/2/2020 DNP – Rockets: Clint Capela
  • 12/29/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Rockets: James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Clint Capela
  • 11/11/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball
  • 10/26/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson, Jrue Holiday
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has covered in just seven of 17 matchups this season.
    • The Pelicans have struggled to cover, going just 3-5 ATS when favored by at least 1 points.
    • New Orleans has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 11 of 17 games for a 64.7% rate.
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    Rockets Betting Information

    • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 7-10 ATS (covering just 41.2% of the time).
    • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Rockets have not fared well, going 2-4 against the spread.
    • In the majority of Houston’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (5 out of 17 games, 29.4%).
    Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 47.1% of their games this year (eight of 17 chances), the Pelicans and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s over/under of 223.5 points.
    • In five of 17 opportunities (29.4%) this season, Houston and its opponents have combined to score at least 223.5 points.
    • The Pelicans and the Rockets combine to average 2.9 less points per game than the over/under of 223.5 set for this game.
    • The Pelicans and the Rockets have seen their opponents average a combined 2.1 less points per game than the point total of 223.5 set in this game.
    • The average point total in Pelicans games this season is 1.0 less points than the total of 223.5 in this matchup.
    • The average total in Rockets games this season is 4.0 fewer points than the point total of 223.5 in this outing.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans scoring 24.1 points per game.
    • New Orleans is led in rebounding by Steven Adams’ 10.2 rebounds per game and assisting by Lonzo Ball’s 4.9 assists per game .
    • The Pelicans are led by Ball from long distance. He knocks down 2.5 shots from deep per game.
    • New Orleans’ blocks leader is Ingram, who collects 0.9 per game. Ball leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a contest.

    Rockets Leaders

    • Christian Wood leads the team in both scoring (23.4 points per game) and rebounding (10.8 rebounds per game).
    • The Houston leader in assists is John Wall with 5.5 assists per game.
    • Victor Oladipo is tops from three-point range for the Rockets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
    • Oladipo is at the top of Houston’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Wood leads the squad in blocks with 1.7 per game.
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