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Two teams from opposing conferences coming off multiple defeats are clashing today, when the Charlotte Hornets (21-41), are hosting the Houston Rockets (39-22), with both teams having lost their last 3 and 2 games respectively and looking to end those losing streaks today.
Date/Time: 03-07-2020, 17:00 EDT
Spread: Charlotte Hornets +8
Charlotte Hornets have a 21-41 record (32-30 against the spread) and are sitting in the 10th place of the East. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Nuggets with a 112-114 score, beating the odds Devonte’ Graham leads the team both in scoring with 17.8 ppg and in assists with 7.5 per game. Terry Rozier follows with 17.5 ppg, 4.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
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Houston Rockets have a 39-22 record (29-32 against the spread) and are tied with the Jazz in the 4th place of the West. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Clippers with a 105-120 score, not beating the odds. James Harden leads the team both in scoring with 34.6 ppg and in assists made with 7.3, adding 6.3 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook follows with 27.5 ppg, 7 assists and a team high 8.1 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Rockets won at home with a 125-110 score. Hornets are 9-21 home, while the Rockets are 18-13 on the road. Rockets are better offensively, scoring 118.7 ppg to Hornets’ 102.1, while Hornets are better defensively, allowing 109.5 ppg to Rockets’ 114.3. Rockets have a better field goal percentage (45.3% to 43.2%), while both teams have a similar 3-point percentage (34.9% to 34.7%). Rockets are better both in rebounding (45.2 to 43) and in turnovers committed (14.3 to 14.7, while Hornets are better in assists made (23.7 to 21.4). Bookmakers give the Rockets a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road victory.
Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets Pick: Houston Rockets -8 (-108)
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