Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets Pick
The Houston Rockets (35-25) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (28-32) at the Spectrum Center a cross-conference collision on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM and is set to be broadcast on FSN. These two teams have not met since 2017 when the Rockets would host the Hornets and create a push as a 12-point favorite defeating Charlotte 108-96. The Rockets have won the last three meetings between these two sides and have posted a 2-0-1 ATS record while doing so.
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Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets Overview
The Rockets enter into this contest on the heels of their second consecutive win as they defeated the Atlanta Hawks at home on Monday by a score of 119-111. The Rockets failed to produce a cover as a 12.5-point favorite. Previous to this contest, the Rockets managed to stage an upset of the two-defending champion Golden State Warriors without James Harden on Saturday. The Rockets pulled the win by a score of 118-112 despite closing as a 12-point underdog at the tip. As a result of this event, the Rockets still remain a commodity from the public eye as 81% of the general consensus like Houston.
The Hornets enter on a two-game losing streak capped off most recently by a loss at home on Monday to the Golden State Warriors. Despite closing as an 8.5-point underdog, the Warriors defeated the Hornets 121-110.
Reasons To Avoid Houston
Outside of the prospect for an overlay by virtue of Houston's rising stock and Charlotte's crashing market assessment, the Rockets remain a team that posts a losing record on the road this season. Houston sits at 14-16 SU outside of Clutch City on the year, and they are tasked with facing a Hornets team that remains 20-11 SU on their own floor in the Queen City. This narrative alone makes Houston a dicey proposition given the fact takers are asked to lay the points here.
Reasons To Back Charlotte
The Hornets own an edge in the turnover department and bode a bench that scores 42.4 points per game. Bench play gives Charlotte a considerable advantage as they score 15.8 more points per match compared their opponents whose bench scores just 26.6 points per game. By this angle alone the Hornets are not only in a position to cover but stage an upset.
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Rockets at Hornets Prediction 02/27/2019
Situational betting is a strategy we look to utilize, and this scenario sets up as an ideal position for the Hornets to submarine the Rockets. We saw Houston come into Minneapolis before the All-Star break priced around the same number we see here, and the Timberwolves would go on to win the game by double digits. All this after Minnesota's stock was low and the Rockets were riding a hot hand. History will repeat itself in Charlotte with a Hornets team looking to reclaim their home court supremacy they are known for. Charlotte will get the job done, we'll play this one outright.