New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets - 4/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets - 4/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (13-35) vs New Orleans Pelicans (21-27)

Game Info: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26.4 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 5.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 20 of their last 22 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 21.1 points and 9.7 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.2 points and 6.8 assists. Kelly Olynyk is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Rockets are 18-37 ATS in their last 55 home games and 15-37 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The over is 32-11 in Pelicans last 43 overall. The under is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall. 

The New Orleans Pelicans aren't a team I'm running to the window to back, but it certainly beats backing the Rockets in any shape or form. The Houston Rockets have not only lost 20 of their last 22 games, but they're also 15-33 against the spread on the season. The Rockets lose at home by an average fo 7.6 points and lose in the underdog role by an average of 8.9 points. The Rockets are 4-19 against the spread at home. It's the Pelicans or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -4.5

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