Rockets vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Rockets vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

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Jalen Green and the Houston Rockets (20-60) will look to fend off LaMelo Ball’s Charlotte Hornets (26-54) on April 7, 2023. The Rockets are a 4-point favorite. The point total for the game is 229.

Rockets vs. Hornets Odds

  • Rockets odds to win: -178
  • Hornets odds to win: +151
  • Spread: Rockets (-4)
  • Total: 229

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: BSSE and SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Rockets vs. Hornets?

Rockets and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Rockets have a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 4 points or more this season.

In games they have played as at least 4-point underdogs this season, the Hornets are 24-28-3 against the spread.

The Rockets and the Hornets combine to average 7.3 fewer points per game than the total of 229 set for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 7.3 more points per game, 236.3, than this matchup’s over/under of 229 points.

The average point total in Rockets games this season is 0.5 more points than the total of 229 in this matchup.

The average over/under in Charlotte’s games this year is 0.4 fewer points than the point total of 229 for this outing.

Houston has a 31-45-4 record against the spread this season.

The Hornets’ ATS record is 34-43-3 this year.

Rockets Stats & Insights

The Rockets average 110.7 points per game (28th in the league) while allowing 118.8 per contest (27th in the NBA). They have a -652 scoring differential overall and have been outscored by 8.1 points per game.

The 46.2 rebounds per game the Rockets average rank fourth in the league, and are 4.8 more than the 41.4 their opponents pull down per outing.

Houston hits 10.5 three-pointers per game (29th in the league), four fewer than its opponents (14.5). It is shooting 32.7% from deep (30th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 37.5%.

The Rockets score 107.7 points per 100 possessions (29th in the league), while allowing 117.3 points per 100 possessions (29th in the NBA).

The Rockets’ offense has been much better when playing at home (110.8 PPG) compared to away games (110.6 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been much better in home games (115.1 PPG allowed) compared to road games (122.7 PPG allowed).

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets are being outscored by 6.5 points per game, with a -520 scoring differential overall. They put up 111 points per game (27th in NBA), and give up 117.5 per outing (22nd in league).

Charlotte averages 44.5 rebounds per game (eighth in league) while allowing 46.2 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.7 boards per game.

The Hornets knock down 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 33.2% rate (29th in NBA), compared to the 12.3 per contest their opponents make, shooting 35.9% from deep.

The Hornets record 109.5 points per 100 possessions (26th in league), while conceding 114.2 points per 100 possessions (23rd in NBA).

Charlotte averages 109.3 points per game at home, and 112.8 away.

Rockets Key Players to Watch

The Rockets active scoring leader is Green, who averages 22.2 per contest to go with 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19 points, 5.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Alperen Sengun adds 14.8 points, 3.9 assists and 8.8 rebounds per contest.

The Rockets get 2.5 three-pointers per game out of Green.

Tari Eason picks up 1.2 takeaways per game, and Jabari Smith Jr. records 0.9 rejections per contest.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

Ball’s showing this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 23.3 points per game and 8.4 assists per game to go with 6.4 rebounds per contest.

Nick Richards’ per-game averages this season are 8.2 points, 0.6 assists and 6.4 rebounds.

Ball averages four made threes per game.

The Hornets’ defensive efforts get a lift from Dennis Smith Jr.’s 1.4 steals and Richards’ 1.1 blocks per game.

Rockets vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hornets (+ 4)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (229)

  • Prediction:
    Hornets 117 – Rockets 112

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