Pelicans vs Rockets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, March 19, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (33-37) visit the Houston Rockets (18-52) at Toyota Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The Rockets are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 227.5 point total.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Rockets

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -224 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +186 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Pelicans vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Pelicans are 31-38-1 against the spread this season. New Orleans has been victorious in 20, or 60.6%, of the 33 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 35 out of 70 opportunities (50%).

Against the spread, the Rockets are 28-38-4 this season. Houston has won 24.2% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (16-50). Rockets games this season have gone over the point total 34 times in 70 opportunities (48.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 33 23.2 5 4.9 0.7 0.4 1.6
CJ McCollum 63 21 4.4 6 0.9 0.5 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 67 14.1 9.7 1.6 0.2 0.6 0.5
Trey Murphy III 67 13.4 3.7 1.4 1 0.5 2.4
Josh Richardson 53 11 2.7 3 1.2 0.3 1.7


Rockets Leaders
Jalen Green 64 21.7 3.9 3.6 0.8 0.3 2.5
Kevin Porter Jr. 48 18.6 5.5 5.9 1.3 0.3 2.2
Alperen Sengun 64 14.7 8.8 3.8 0.9 0.9 0.2
Jabari Smith Jr. 67 12.5 7.1 1.3 0.5 0.9 1.6
Kenyon Martin Jr. 70 12.4 5.6 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.8
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Pelicans vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is posting 113.9 points per game (16th-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 113.5 points per contest (15th-ranked). The Pelicans are averaging 114.3 points per game this year at home, which is 0.9 more points than they’re averaging in road games (113.4). In their last 10 games, the Pelicans have been scoring 108.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 113.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

New Orleans is 23rd in the NBA with 10.8 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 19th with a 35.5% shooting percentage from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Pelicans have taken 65.2% two-pointers (accounting for 74.1% of the team’s buckets) and 34.8% threes (25.9%).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Offensively, Houston is the second-worst squad in the NBA (110.4 points per game). On defense, it is 25th (118.1 points allowed per game). At home, the Rockets average 110.3 points per game. Away, they score 110.4. The Rockets are posting 114.6 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 4.2 more than their average for the season (110.4).

Beyond the arc, Houston is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). And it is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.8%. In 2022-23, the Rockets have attempted 36.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.4% of the Rockets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.6% have been 2-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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