Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/19/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/19/23
Sun 19th March 2023

The New Orleans Pelicans (33-37, 11-24 Away) travel to face the Houston Rockets (18-52, 12-24 Home), who will be looking to build on their winning streak, on Sunday. The teams are playing their second successive game against each other.

Houston narrowly defeated New Orleans 114-112 at Toyota Center on Friday, their third win in a row. Brandon Ingram topped all players in scoring with 31 points in the losing effort. Jalen Green had 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists for the Rockets. The Pelicans are 12th in the Western Conference.

The Rockets are 15th in the Western Conference. New Orleans has earned the win in two out of three games between the teams this season. The Pels have been led this season by CJ McCollum, who is averaging 21.0 points per game.

McCollum also has dished 6.0 assists per game. Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. Green has been the primary provider for the Rockets on offense, averaging 21.7 points per game. Alperen Sengun is recording 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

The Rockets have had the advantage in the last 10 clashes between the teams at Toyota Center, winning six. Houston has won three in a row at home this season.In the last 10 games, New Orleans is 3-7 with an average margin of -5.0 (108.3-113.3). Houston has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 116.8 points per game on average while scoring only 114.6 (-2.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Murphy III: 27.4 | 18.5 | +8.9
Larry Nance Jr.: 7.7 | 15.1 | -7.4
Points per game:
Trey Murphy III: 21.0 | 13.4 | +7.6
Rebounds per game:
Larry Nance Jr.: 2.7 | 5.7 | -3.1
Assists per game:
CJ McCollum: 7.8 | 6.0 | +1.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jabari Smith Jr.: 32.0 | 20.8 | +11.2
Points per game:
Jabari Smith Jr.: 20.6 | 12.5 | +8.1
Rebounds per game:
Jabari Smith Jr.: 9.4 | 7.1 | +2.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

NO Pelicans (-225)

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