Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [12/23/2023]

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks  [12/23/2023]

The New Orleans Pelicans will square off with the Houston Rockets in NBA action at Smoothie King Center on Saturday, starting at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Saturday's Rockets vs. Pelicans matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Rockets vs. Pelicans Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used advanced machine learning and data to simulate the result of Saturday's NBA matchup between the Rockets and Pelicans 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model currently gives the Pelicans a 76% chance of beating the Rockets, and our predicted final score has the Pelicans winning 116-108.

According to our model, the Pelicans (-7.5) have a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the 227-point Over/Under has a 52% chance of going under.

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Rockets vs. Pelicans Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Rockets Pelicans
Spread +7.5 (-110) -7.5 (-108)
Moneyline +235 -290
Total o227 (-110) u227 (-110)
  • The Pelicans are listed as -7.5 favorites against the Rockets, with -108 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Rockets (+7.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -110.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Pelicans at -290, which means you can risk $290 to win $100 for a total payout of $390 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, DraftKings also has the best moneyline odds for the Rockets at +235, where you can bet $100 to profit $235, earning a total payout of $335 if they win.
  • The Over/Under sits at 227 with FanDuel, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all the online sports betting sites available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Rockets vs. Pelicans Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks to make on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Pelicans -7.5 -108
Moneyline Pelicans -290
Total Under 227 -110


Dimers' NBA best bets are based on world-class simulations and wagering expertise to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Rockets vs. Pelicans Player Props

NBA prop bets are a popular way to wager on the Rockets vs. Pelicans matchup without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We uss the best information available to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers.

Fred VanVleet is expected to lead the Rockets with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, while Brandon Ingram is projected to finish with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the Pelicans.

Rockets Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Rockets:

Fred VanVleet 21 4 8 4
Jalen Green 19 4 4 2
Alperen Sengun 16 9 6 0
Dillon Brooks 14 4 3 2
Jabari Smith 14 8 2 2

Pelicans Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Pelicans:

Brandon Ingram 28 5 6 2
Zion Williamson 24 6 5 0
CJ McCollum 21 4 6 3
Jonas Valanciunas 16 12 3 0
Trey Murphy 15 3 1 3

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA betting trends for today's games.

Remember, our model updates regularly, so refresh this article for the latest betting analysis before the Rockets vs. Pelicans on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Rockets vs. Pelicans Game Information

Saturday's action between the Pelicans and Rockets at Smoothie King Center is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.


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