Rockets vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/31

Rockets vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/31

© Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

 

Pelicans vs. Rockets Game Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

Houston, TX; January 31, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
6:00 PM -2.5 (-105) o232.5 (-110) -130
- +2.5 (-115) u232.5 (-110) +110

 

Game Overview

The Houston Rockets (22-24) are set to face the New Orleans Pelicans (26-21) on January 31, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST at the Toyota Center. In this matchup, the Rockets, currently 11th in the Western Conference, will aim to capitalize on the Pelicans' recent struggles and cover the +2.5 points spread or even secure a victory. In this comprehensive preview, we'll analyze key player statistics, recent team performances, and the reasons behind our prediction for the Rockets to cover the spread or potentially win the game.

 

Team Statistics

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, with a record of 26-21, have faced difficulties recently, being on a 3-game slide. Key player Z. Williamson will play a crucial role in their offensive strategy.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets, with a record of 22-24, have shown promise in recent games, including a convincing win against LAL. A. Sengun's impressive performance will be key for the Rockets in this matchup.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

New Orleans Pelicans

Herbert Jones is listed as a game-time decision for the Pelicans, potentially affecting their defensive strategy.

Houston Rockets

Tari Eason is expected to be out until February 2, impacting the Rockets' frontcourt rotation.

 

Recent Performances

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans have faced tough losses in their recent games, including defeats against BOS and MIL. They will aim to break the losing streak against the Rockets.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets secured a notable win against LAL, showcasing their offensive prowess. They will look to continue their positive momentum against the Pelicans.

 

Prediction

Considering the Pelicans' recent struggles and the Rockets' promising performances, we predict that the Houston Rockets will cover the +2.5 points spread or even secure a victory. The Rockets, led by A. Sengun, have the potential to exploit the Pelicans' weaknesses and come out on top in this matchup.

 

Pick: Houston Rockets +2.5

 

Upgrade to View Prediction
Winnings $123,128
last 30 days winnings $1,290
Yesterday winnings ($710)
Top Sport NBA
W-L-D 1396 - 1251 - 27
Winnings % 52%
Winnings $81,980
last 30 days winnings $10,030
Yesterday winnings $1,680
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 527 - 319 - 10
Winnings % 61%