Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 13

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 13, 2022, 10:31 AM
  • The Pelicans (23-36) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Rockets (15-43)
  • Total (Over/Under): 230.5 points
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSNO & SportsNet SW

The Houston Rockets visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT in New Orleans.

The Pelicans are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Rockets are 27-39 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 32-34 against the spread.

The Rockets vs Pelicans Over/Under is 230.5 total points for the game.


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Rockets vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Houston Rockets+5.5 -110O 230.5 -110180
New Orleans Pelicans -5.5 -110U 230.5 -110-225

Against the spread this NBA season, the Rockets have gone:

  • 27-39 against the Spread (-15.9 Units / -21.57% ROI)
  • 17-50 against the Moneyline (-11.15 Units / -16.19% ROI)
  • 37-29 against the Over for game total points (+5.1 Units / 6.92% ROI)
  • 29-37 against the Under for game total points (-11.65 Units / -15.82% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the Game Total Over in 32 of their last 50 games (+13.30 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 34 of their last 55 games (+11.96 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 46 games (+10.36 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 1Q Spread in 11 of their last 15 away games (+6.55 Units / 40% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 21 games (+6.26 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 2Q Spread in 17 of their last 56 games (-25.60 Units / -42% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Spread in 12 of their last 40 games (-18.80 Units / -43% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Game Total Under in 17 of their last 50 games (-18.15 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 61 games (-17.80 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 1H Spread in 21 of their last 58 games (-17.28 Units / -27% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 32-34 against the Spread (-5.45 Units / -7.39% ROI)
  • 27-40 against the Moneyline (-2.85 Units / -3.4% ROI)
  • 28-39 against the Over for game total points (-14.85 Units / -20.16% ROI)
  • 39-28 against the Under for game total points (+8.2 Units / 11.12% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 39 games (+14.84 Units / 35% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 28 of their last 41 games (+13.73 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 25 of their last 37 games (+11.70 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 40 of their last 67 games (+11.42 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 39 of their last 65 games (+11.36 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 11 of their last 39 games (-18.73 Units / -44% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 26 of their last 67 games (-17.75 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 65 games (-17.63 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Spread in 19 of their last 51 games (-15.97 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 18 of their last 48 games (-15.92 Units / -29% ROI)

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Houston Rockets: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Rockets are 11-43 (.200) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Rockets are 8-32 (.200) when they lose the turnover margin this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Rockets were 1-15 (.062) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .512

The Rockets were 6-32 (.158) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Houston Rockets

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Rockets - Sunday's Game, Mar. 13

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • CJ McCollum (Pelicans): The Pelicans placed McCollum in the league's health and safety protocols.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): The Pelicans have listed Ingram as OUT for Sunday's game (Mar. 13) against the Rockets.
  • Houston Rockets - No Injuries Reported

Houston Rockets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have averaged 16.3 turnovers per game (751 turnovers/46 games) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Rockets have 24.5 free throw attempts per game this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Rockets have a 29% free throw rate (1,129 free throw attempts/3,941 field goal attempts) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24%

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4 (1,052 assists/ 751 TOs) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Houston Rockets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have blocked 304 shots on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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