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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets odds, tips and betting trends | March 19

The Houston Rockets (18-52) hope to continue a three-game home winning stretch when hosting the New Orleans Pelicans (33-37) on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET.

The Pelicans hit the court as 5-point favorites against the Rockets. The matchup’s over/under is set at 227.5.

Pelicans vs. Rockets Betting Odds

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  • Spread: New Orleans -5
  • Total: 227.5
  • Moneyline: New Orleans -220, Houston +181

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Pelicans at Rockets odds, spread, & more


  • Pick ATS: Pelicans (- 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (227.5)

  • Prediction:
    Pelicans 116 – Rockets 111


  • New Orleans has come away with 20 wins in the 33 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season.
  • This season, New Orleans has come away with a win 10 times in 13 chances when named as a favorite of at least -220 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that New Orleans has a 68.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Houston has won 16 of the 66 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (24.2%).
  • Houston has a record of 12-41 when it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +181 or longer (22.6%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, Houston has an implied win probability of 35.6%.

Against the spread

  • The 113.9 points per game the Pelicans average are just 4.2 fewer points than the Rockets give up (118.1).
  • New Orleans is 19-6 against the spread and 20-5 overall when scoring more than 118.1 points.
  • When Houston allows fewer than 113.9 points, it is 16-8-2 against the spread and 11-15 overall.
  • The Rockets score an average of 110.4 points per game, only 3.1 fewer points than the 113.5 the Pelicans give up.
  • Houston is 16-10-1 against the spread and 13-14 overall when it scores more than 113.5 points.
  • New Orleans’ record is 21-8 against the spread and 22-7 overall when it allows fewer than 110.4 points.
  • The Pelicans are at the 16th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (113.9 PPG), while the Rockets allow the 26th-fewest points per game (118.1) in the league.
  • Houston’s squad is currently the 29th-ranked scoring team in the NBA (110.4 PPG), while New Orleans’ team is 16th in points allowed per game (113.5).
  • The Pelicans have totaled 28 more points than their opponents this season (0.4 per game on average), while the Rockets have been out-scored by 541 total points (7.7 per game average differential).

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  • New Orleans’ average implied point total this season is 0.9 more points than its implied total in Sunday’s game (116.9 implied points on average compared to 116 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, New Orleans has scored more than 116 points 30 times.
  • Houston’s average implied point total on the year (118.7 points) is 7.7 points higher than its implied total in this matchup (111 points).

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How to watch Pelicans vs. Rockets

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO and SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Livestream: Watch on fuboTV!
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