NBA Friday: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Friday: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans

Two Western Conference playoff contenders will get together Friday night in the National Basketball Association. The New Orleans Pelicans are at home as they take on the Houston Rockets. The Pelicans are 13-9 at home, and 26-21 overall. The Pelicans are sixth in the Western Conference, and have won three straight games. Overall, New Orleans has won 7 out of their last 10 games.

For the Houston Rockets, they are on a four game winning streak. The Rockets are also 7-3 in their last 10 games as well. Houston is 34-12 overall, 3 games behind the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference standings. The Houston Rockets are -3 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday in the National Basketball Association.

Pelicans at Home

The New Orleans Pelicans have turned into one of the best offensive teams in the league. New Orleans is scoring 111 points per game, but allowing nearly 111. The defense is 29th out of 30 NBA teams. The Pelicans offense in their three game winning streak is scoring 114 points per game, and they have scored 100+ in 8 out of their last 11 games.

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are the best inside combination in the league. That’s proven by the numbers, as they combine for more than 51 points, and rip down nearly 24 rebounds per game. Davis leads in points with 26.5 and Cousins has 12.9 rebounds to lead the way.

Rockets on the Road

The Houston Rockets are likely the biggest threat to dethroning the Golden State Warriors at the top of the Western Conference. Houston lost in the second round of the postseason a year ago after winning 55 games in the regular season. Houston is seeking their second straight season of above .500

James Harden is back and healthy for Houston. The guard is scoring 31.2 points per game leading all of the NBA. Harden also is dishing out 9 assists per game. Chris Paul joined the Rockets this season, and leads the team with nearly 9 assists per game. The Rockets are getting a monster season from their big man Clint Capela, with 14.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

Pelicans Stun Rockets

This is going to be an awesome basketball game. Two teams out of the Western Conference that are playing good basketball right now. There is some major star power in this game, with the bigs from New Orleans, and the Rockets offense. Look for a competitive game, as the Pelicans want to show that they belong.

This could be a postseason matchup. The Pelicans are close to the 7th seed, which would match them against Houston in the first round. Look for the big men of the Pelicans to come to play in this game, and New Orleans not only covers the spread, but wins the game. The final bet is the New Orleans Pelicans +3 over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Bet the New Orleans Pelicans +3 over the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association on Friday.