The Houston Rockets travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets only a 4-point favorite. The Rockets are a contender to win the Western Conference, which makes them a contender to win the NBA Championship. But, beating teams on the road in the NBA is hard. Will Charlotte protect its home court with a victory, or will the Rockets take down the Hornets on Wednesday night?
Rockets vs Hornets NBA Betting Lines, Predictions & Expert Pick
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
- TV: FSSE
- Radio: Houston / Charlotte
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Houston -4
- Over/Under Total Odds: 227 ½, -110
Why Houston Rockets are a good bet -4?
The Houston Rockets are on a two game winning streak. They beat Golden State on the road 118-112. Then, they beat Atlanta at home 119-111. Houston beat the Warriors without James Harden.
That alone tells us how good of a team the Rockets really are. With James Harden on the floor, they’re very difficult to beat. Even when Harden isn’t there, they can win ball games. Charlotte’s not on the same level as the Rockets and it should show on Feb. 27.
- Points/G: 113.2
- Field Goal %: 44.6
- 3-Point %: 34.6
- Free Throw %: 78.7
- Rebounds/G: 41.6
- Points/G: 111.1
- Field Goal %: 47.6
- 3-Point %: 34.4
- Free Throw %: 76.7
- Rebounds/G: 44.7
Why Charlotte Hornets are a good bet +4?
The Charlotte Hornets‘ got a player that could counter The Beard on Wednesday night. Although he doesn’t have a cool nickname, Kemba Walker has been sensational this season. He averages 25.1 points and 5.7 assists per game.
Walker should hound Harden all night. He’ll also force James to play more defense than he likes to. If the Rockets put Chris Paul on Kemba, 6’ 8” Nicolas Batum should frustrate The Beard all night. Either way, Walker will counter Harden by also scoring at will. That should give the Hornets a chance to at least cover.
- Points/G: 111
- Field Goal %: 44.9
- 3-Point %: 34.8
- Free Throw %: 78.9
- Rebounds/G: 44.4
- Points/G: 111.5
- Field Goal %: 46.8
- 3-Point %: 35.4
- Free Throw %: 78.6
- Rebounds/G: 45.5
NBA Betting Trends for Rockets vs Hornets
- Houston is 5-12 ATS in the last 17 games
- Houston is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
- Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Charlotte is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games
Rockets vs Hornets Final NBA Betting Analysis
Although most NBA handicappers are all over the Houston Rockets at the low spread, Houston at Charlotte is the toughest game to handicap on Wednesday night. Neither team has an edge against the spread.
The Hornets aren’t better than the Rockets, but Houston struggled to beat Atlanta by 8 points at home in their last. The Rockets tend to play down to their competition. That could hurt them on Feb. 27 because the Hornets’ backcourt can hang with CP3 and James Harden. Charlotte gets the nod.
NBA Betting Pick: Charlotte Hornets +4