Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets 4/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Houston Rockets 4/7/23
Thu 6th April 2023

The Charlotte Hornets (26-54, 13-27 Home) will be looking to end their losing streak when they welcome the Houston Rockets (20-60, 6-33 Away) on Friday. Houston dismantled the Denver Nuggets 124-103 at Toyota Center on Tuesday.

With 32 points, Jalen Green was the leading scorer. Alperen Sengun chipped in with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. The Rockets are the 15th seed in the Western Conference. Charlotte dropped their third in a row in blowout fashion on Tuesday at Spectrum Center, falling to the Toronto Raptors 120-100.

Bryce McGowens led the team in scoring in the loss with 20 points. With 18 points and 11 rebounds, Nick Richards also produced a strong performance.

The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Charlotte will be aiming for a season sweep against Houston after taking the only previous meeting 122-117 at Toyota Center on January 18.

Green topped all players in scoring with 41 points and seven assists in the loss. Terry Rozier had 26 points for the Hornets, while Mason Plumlee was a key contributor with 17 points and nine rebounds. The Rockets have been led this season by Green and Kevin Porter Jr., who are averaging 22.2 and 19.0 points per game, respectively.

Porter Jr. also has dished 5.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, Sengun is grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game. Rozier’s 21.1 points per game have powered the Hornets on offense. Rozier also has tallied 5.1 assists per game. Plumlee has pulled down 9.7 rebounds per game.

The Rockets have found success in recent games at Spectrum Center, winning six of the last 10. Houston is seeking to reverse a six-game road losing streak this season.

Charlotte has lost three straight at home this season. In the last 10 games, Houston is 2-8 with an average margin of -11.1 (112.8-123.9). Charlotte has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 118.1 points per game on average while scoring only 106.0 (-12.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Daishen Nix: 2.8 | 8.1 | -5.3
Points per game:
Kevin Porter Jr.: 26.0 | 19.0 | +7.0
Rebounds per game:
Jabari Smith Jr.: 10.6 | 7.3 | +3.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Svi Mykhailiuk: 26.2 | 8.8 | +17.4
Points per game:
PJ Washington: 24.0 | 15.7 | +8.3
Rebounds per game:
Mark Williams: 12.0 | 6.7 | +5.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Houston Rockets (-175)

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