Pelicans game tonight: Pelicans vs Rockets odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Nov. 12

New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (5) Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (5) Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports /

The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Houston Rockets tonight in the Smoothie King Center and the Pels should be playing angry.

After a nice road win against the Bulls, the Pelicans backed it up with their worst game of the season, a loss to the Trail Blazers in which they only managed to score 95 points.

The Houston Rockets are tied for the worst record in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, which is good news for the Pels, as they own a swap for the Lakers’ draft pick.

Houston is young, but they can put up points, so New Orleans will have to crank up their defense and make some adjustments on offense.

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Can the Pels start to get rolling in what should be the easiest game of their home stand? Here is all of the information you need.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets: Odds and Spread, Over/Under

New Orleans is a 10.5 point favorite at home tonight against the Rockets according to Fanduel. The money lines are set at +420 for Houston and -560 for New Orleans, so this is a game the Pels are expected to win.

The over/under is up to 233 combined points, a big increase from the last game, as both of these teams have struggled defensively. I like the over in this one, as it should be a shootout.

Pelicans injury report

The Pels will nearly have their full roster, with just Kira Lewis Jr. sidelined for this one. The Rockets will be missing Jae’Sean Tate and Bruno Fernando.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets: Prediction

If New Orleans doesn’t win this one it will officially be time to be worried. I think this is a big game for them actually, as they need to prove they can bring energy night after night and not just expect to “roll the ball out” and get a win as Willie Green warned.

I think we’ll see much more Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram tonight as the primary ball handlers and that it will help to get the rest of the Pels going.

We could also see some small changes to the rotation as coach Green tries to push the right buttons. I think he will and the Pels will win big.

New Orleans 129, Houston 112

How to watch Pelicans vs Rockets

The home game tonight will tip off at 7:30 PM CT and you can watch on Bally Sports New Orleans or listen on WRNO 99.5 FM.

How to stream Pelicans vs. Rockets

You can try a free trial at FUBO.TV. or watch the game on NBA League Pass outside of the New Orleans market.

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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