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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, Tips and Odds – Nov. 13, 2022 02:30 CET
The home Pelicans, after a great start, fell into a small crisis of results, and they welcome the Houston Rockets team on their field, and will try to raise their confidence.
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New Orleans Pelicans Team News
The Pelicans are the team that changed the least this season. However, the biggest boost for Willie Green’s team is the return of Zion Williamson, who missed last season due to injuries and the extra kilos he had. Zion is again constantly under question for every game, which to some extent disrupts the concept of the Pelicans game. When Zion is on the court, he is the Pelicans main option.
In addition to Zion, the Pelicans have a very high-quality team with C.J. McCollum and Brandon Ingram. The Pelicans have a great center line, in addition to Jonas Valanciunas, there is also Eurobasket MVP Willy Hernangomez and “high flyer” Jaxon Hayes.
The Pelicans were defeated in their last home game against the pesky Blazers who are playing great this season. They are currently 6-6, and the game they are showing is much better than a 50% success rate. The game against the Rockets is an ideal matchup for them to get back on track.
Houston Rockets Team News
The team from Texas started a total rebuild and in the last couple of seasons, they had the right to choose high picks in the Draft. Coach Stephan Silas picked up Jalen Green in the Draft, to whom he added “bad boy” Kevin Porter Jr. during the last season, who fit in well with the young Rockets team and works well with Green.
This season, the Rockets picked up Jabari Smith Jr., who is one of the most complete players in the Draft. As for Smith, he is a player who is not ready to make a difference from the first season like, for example, Banchero, but he is a player who has a huge potential to be the main player of the Rockets in the coming years.
The Rockets are not playing well, they are the worst team in the league with almost 2-10, but that is to be expected when you take the average of the years of the Rockets. We wouldn’t be surprised if they get rid of Erick Gordon for some young prospects this season.
14.03.22 – New Orleans Pelicans : Houston Rockets – 130:105
09.02.22 – New Orleans Pelicans : Houston Rockets – 110:97
07.02.22 – Houston Rockets : New Orleans Pelicans – 107:120
06.12.21 – Houston Rockets : New Orleans Pelicans – 118:108
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets Prediction
The Pelicans are big favorites in this match. They have more quality and experience, as well as a home-field advantage. And that is one of the biggest reasons why we chose this great handicap for the NBA league.
For the Pelicans, Kira Lews and Liddel will be absent in this match, while Larry Nance is questionable. Fernando and Tate will be gone for the Rockets.
Tip-off Time: Sunday, 13.11.2022, 02:30h
Prediction: Pelicans (-7.5)