The New Orleans Hornets welcome the Houston Rockets to New Orleans tonight with the Rockets still vying for a playoff spot in the West. NBA odds for all games can be found at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Hornets have been plain and simple one of the worst teams in the league this year. They have just 19 wins on the season and have an overall record of 19-43 this season. The Hornets are not exactly a bad defensive team actually as they are 8th in the league overall in points allowed. Where they struggle is offensively only scoring 89.6 points per game on the season.
The Rockets are sitting just over the .500 mark with a record of 32-30. They actually have a top notch offensive club, but have lacked on defense in spurts this season which has hurt them in the highly competitive Southwest Division. The Rockets are playing themselves right out of the playoff picture as they have lost 5 games in a row heading into Thursday.
The Hornets have been playing better as of late as the Hornets have won four out of their last five, heading into Thursday’s meeting with the Rockets. New Orleans has also matched up well with the Rockets as the Hornets have won five of the last seven meetings between them and Houston. The Rockets are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games.
Houston is a team that has seen their playoff hopes take a serious blow in the last couple of weeks. We actually like the way New Orleans has been playing lately and especially like the points they are giving in this one. Take the points and take the home team, the Hornets in this one online sports books.