JAN 09 - NBA Betting Lines Charlotte At Houston

NBA Betting Lines: Charlotte At Houston

Written by on January 9, 2017

It’s always fun when you get teams from opposing conferences going head to head, although it does make things a little tougher for online betting, as there isn’t always a lot to go on in terms of previous match-ups. We have one of those games coming on Tuesday night, and I have to say that this looks like a good one, with the Charlotte Hornets heading into Houston to face the red-hot Rockets. Charlotte are having a solid little season so far, and are currently occupying the number 6 seed in the Eastern Conference, with a 20-18 record. The Rockets have bounced back from what was a truly miserable year on court and off last season, and have blasted their way to the number 3 seed in the Western Conference. Given how they have been playing over the past few weeks, it would not be a huge surprise to see them climb just a little higher. This should be a good one, and you have to say that the Hornets are going to have their hands full against Harden and company.

In Depth Analysis On The NBA Betting Lines: Charlotte At Houston

When: Tuesday, January 10 at 8 PM EST Where: Toyota Center, Houston TV: NBA TV (Millicom)/DirecTV Radio: WFNZ and KBME NBA Odds: TBA  

Why bet on the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are on a little bit of a skid right now, losing 4 of their last 5 games, and surrendering the lead in the Southeast Division to the Atlanta Hawks in the process. The Hornets have been successful this season by playing good defensive basketball, but they have been bleeding points during this current losing streak. You get the sense that this might be just one of those minor little blips that every team experiences during the course of a season, but the longer it goes on, the more the rot can start to set in. The Rockets are a team that Charlotte Hornets has historically struggled against, and while they won their last meeting, they had lost the 10 games prior to that.

Why bet on the Houston Rockets

There is no team in the NBA hotter than the Houston Rockets are right now. They come into this week on an 8-game winning streak that has propelled them to the #3 seed in the Western Conference, just a game behind San Antonio, and just 2.5-games off the pace being set by the Golden State Warriors. This has been a redemption season for a team that seriously underwhelmed last year, and it’s no real surprise that James Harden is the man leading the charge. It may still be early in the season, but Harden has delivered 10 triple-doubles, and is already beginning to generate some serious MVP buzz.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

You can look at Charlotte and see that they beat the Rocket the last time out, but it’s worth remembering that the win came last season when Houston was going through a bit of a problematic time. I like the Rockets to keep the good times rolling on Tuesday night.

Charlotte Hornets 104 Houston Rockets 112