Pelicans vs Rockets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 9, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (10-12) are  favorites as they attempt to continue a three-game winning streak when they host the Houston Rockets (11-12) on Tuesday, February 9 at Smoothie King Center. The game airs at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The over/under in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 9, 2021, 6:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Rockets Betting Odds

Pelicans vs Rockets Props

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Injury Report as of February 9

Josh Hart: Day To Day (Back spasms)

Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Christian Wood: Out (Ankle)

Pelicans and Rockets Records ATS

  • New Orleans is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 10-12
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Pelicans are 2-4 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 59.1% of its games this season (13/22).
  • Houston has a 10-12-1 record ATS this season.
  • When they play as at least a 4.5-point underdog, the Rockets manage an even 3-3 record against the spread.
  • 15 of Houston’s 23 games (65.2%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

Christian Wood (27 points) led the Rockets over Zion Williamson (26 points) and the Pelicans 126-112 in their most recent matchup on January 30, 2021. The Pelicans were favored by 2 points in the game, but the Rockets covered the spread. The 238 total points in the matchup went over the 222.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/30/2021 Pelicans Pelicans -2 222.5 -130 108 Regular Season 126-112 HOU

Scoring Trends

  • In New Orleans’ matchups this season, the Pelicans and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s over/under of 220.5 points 14 times (63.6% of opportunities).
  • In 10 out of Houston’s 23 games this season (43.5%), the competing teams scored more points than the over/under in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • This season, the average total for Pelicans games is 223.9 points, 3.4 more than the over/under of 220.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 0.9 points separates this game’s over/under (220.5 points) and the average total points bet in Rockets’ games (219.6 points) this season.
  • The Pelicans have an average implied point total of 113.5 this season, which is 0.5 points higher than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (113).
  • New Orleans has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (113) 11 times this season.
  • The 114.7-point average implied total on the season for the Rockets is 6.7 more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Houston has put up more than 108 points in 10 games on the season.
  • The Pelicans are the NBA’s 16th-highest scoring team (111.5 PPG), while the Rockets allow their opponents the seventh-fewest points per game (109.3) in the league.
  • The Pelicans have a -17-point scoring differential on the season (-0.8 per game). The Rockets have out-scored opponents by 21 points on the season (one more per game).

Pelicans Leaders

  • Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in points and assists. He puts up 23.9 points per game while also adding 4.7 assists.
  • Ingram’s points prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 2.4 points lower than his season average of 23.9.
  • Steven Adams paces New Orleans with 9.7 rebounds per game.
  • Adams’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 0.8 greater than his season average of 20.7.
  • Lonzo Ball is the top three-point shooter for the Pelicans, hitting 2.7 per game.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • New Orleans’ blocks leader is Ingram, who collects 1.1 per game. Ball leads the team averaging 1.4 steals a contest.
  • Ball’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Rockets Leaders

  • Wood is at the top of the Rockets scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 22.0 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game this season.
  • Wood’s rebounding prop total for the game is posted at 8.5 boards, 1.7 rebounds less than his season average of 10.2.
  • The Houston leader in assists is John Wall with 6.0 assists per game.
  • Wall’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 30.5, 2.0 greater than his season average of 28.5.
  • Victor Oladipo makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rockets, cashing in 2.8 treys per game.
  • Oladipo’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
  • Nobody on Houston grabs more steals than Oladipo (1.8 per game) or blocks more shots than Wood (1.5 per game).
  • Oladipo’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals less than his season average of 1.8.


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