On February 2, New Orleans Pelicans will compete against Houston Rockets at Toyota Center and we have prepared a prediction for this match. Who will win? – Find it out below.
At what time do the teams play?
The game time is February 02, 2020, 2:00 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
New Orleans takes the 12th position in the Western Conference and Houston takes the 5th position in the Western Conference.
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
Pelicans have 20 wins and 29 losses. Rockets have 30 wins and 18 losses.
Pelicans vs Rockets Score Prediction:
|MoneyLine Pick||Against the Spread Pick||Over Under Pick|
|Houston Will Win||New Orleans +5.5 Point Spread||Over 245 Game Total|
Full detailed prediction read below
New Orleans Pelicans
After the return of Zion Williamson New Orleans was finally able to adapt to the game using his bright talent. In the first two matches with Spurs and Nuggets, the players of Alvin Gentry lost at home, but after that they gained 3 victories in a row, playing with pretty strong rivals (Boston and Memphis). The coach nevertheless managed to find the optimal balance between all the players, which again aroused hope among the fans that the Pelicans would get into the playoffs.
Now Pelicans occupy the 12th line in the table with a difference of 20-29, although Memphis and Portland will have to fight very seriously – Phoenix and San Antonio are unlikely to compete for the top 8.
Now all the team players are in gooda shape. The team’s game is based solely on attacking actions, while the defense is riddled with holes, like the best Swiss cheese.
Houston now seems to be returning to their more or less optimal form: in the last 5 games, the players of Mike D’Antoni got 3 victories, and in the table they passed recently over Dallas, which allowed them to rise to the 5th line of the Western Conference with a difference of 30-18.
Houston always plays exclusively attacking basketball and their defense is one of the weakest in the League, which constantly leads to a large number of goals scored and conceded – on average over the last 5 games, the Rockets scored 121.4 points and conceded 120.8. James Harden has now returned to his optimal form, with Dallas he scored 35 points, so you can expect from him the same performance with New Orleans. Russel Westbrook is also in a great shape, so the two will again dominate everyone else.
Betting Tips Statistic
- The teams made up 35 meetings for the last two years. The Rockets won 24 of them with the Pelicans having 11 victories on their account.
- Recent 10 games underline a slight statistical advantage of Houston: 6-4 in favour of the Rockets.
- Houston won 4 times in the recent 6 games. Not a bad result but in 10 recent games they also have 4 wins.
- New Orleans won 6 games in the late 10 matches having particulary 3 wins in the recent 3 matches.
- Houston won 16 home games out of 25 this season and New Orleans won 10 away games.
- New Orleans Pelicans: no injuries at the moment
- Houston Rockets: Clint Capela (?)
Pelicans vs Rockets Prediction
Both teams play an exclusively attacking basketball. In terms of attacking indicators, Houston is among the leaders of the League, and New Orleans has noticeably taken off in the ranking – they are already on the 12th line with an average number of points at 115.2 points per game.
It should be mentioned that both teams will have all their main players in service. We should expect 30+ points from Harden and Westbrook. New Orleans has also a lot of skillful performers. Williamson, Ingram, Ball, Holiday, Redick are ready to help their club to fight for the play-offs.
We should expect a great show in Houston. Both teams have a good condition now but the Rockets have the support of their fans
We predict a win for Houston Rockets.