Houston vs Charlotte NBA Hoops Odds Break Down

Houston vs Charlotte NBA Hoops Odds Break Down

Written by on March 11, 2016

On Saturday, the Houston Rockets visit the Charlotte Hornets in NBA action. The Hornets (35-28) are in second place in the Southeast Division and are on a five-game winning streak, just knocking off the New Orleans Pelicans. They face the Detroit Pistons at home on Friday before the Rockets come to town on Saturday. The Rockets (32-32) are in fourth place in the Southwest Division and just beat the Sixers in Philadelphia, 118-104. Check out the latest NBA betting spread soon.

Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Hoops Odds Break Down

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:00 PM ET Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC TV: FSSE, FSSW Radio: WFNZ The Fan 610 AM / Charlotte Hornets Radio Network Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com NBA Odds: TBA  

Why should you bet on the Hornets?

Kemba Walker is coming into his own as a shooter, showing his promise for the first time since he left Connecticut in their national title season. He has scored 30 or more points in four straight, and he dropped 35 on the Pelicans in their win on Wednesday night, going 9 for 18 from the field and nailing five shots from behind the arc. He dished out seven assists and pulled down seven boards. The team is showing balance, as all five of the starters hit double figures shortly after halftime. This balanced approach could be the difference against the Rockets too.

Why should you put your money on Houston?

The Houston Rockets are one of the most explosive offensive teams in the NBA. Their Achilles heel is their defense, which led to the early-season firing of coach Kevin McHale and that has led to the Rockets’ mediocre performance so far this year. Their win in Toronto earlier this week, though, shows that they may, at long last, be starting to play defense as a team. If they can continue to show that stout defense, Charlotte could be their next victim.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I’m predicting that Charlotte will bring Houston’s momentum to a halt and win, 106-103.