The Hornets are making strong strides to making it to the playoffs this season.

Houston vs Charlotte NBA Hoops Odds Break Down

Written by on March 11, 2016

The Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets will look to get after each other on Saturday in Charlotte. The Houston Rockets are 8th in the West with a 32-32 record. The Rockets are 3 games ahead of the 9th seeded Utah Jazz. Houston us coming off a road win at Philadelphia earlier in this season. For the Charlotte Hornets, they are fifth in the East. The Hornets are 35-28 on the season, and trail the fourth seeded Miami Heat by just 1.5 games. Charlotte is coming off a 9 point win over New Orleans, where they scored 122 points. If you want to check up on the odds for this game and others make sure to check out our NBA betting lines page.

How To Bet on Houston vs. Charlotte NBA Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Saturday, March 12, 7:00 PM ETWhere: Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NCTV: Fox Sports Southeast – Charlotte, ROOTRadio: 790 AM, WFNZ 610 AMStream Option: FoxSportsGoNBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are one of the hottest teams in all of the National Basketball Association. Charlotte has won five straight games and 8 out of their last 10 overall. During that five game winning streak, the Hornets scored 100+ points in all five games. The Hornets last loss came on the road in Atlanta back in February. Charlotte is led in scoring by guard Kemba Walker, with more than 21 points per game. The Hornets as a team are scoring 102.7 points per game, which is 12th in the league. The Hornets have climbed to within 1.5 games of the Miami Heat for the lead in the Southeast Division.

Why Bet on the Rockets

The Houston Rockets have won two straight games since their road loss last Saturday in Chicago. The Rockets have now moved to within ½ game of the Dallas Mavericks for third in the division, and 7th in the West. Dwight Howard and James Harden continue to be the top duo for the Rockets. Harden is scoring 29 points per game, and also dishing out more than 7 assists per game. Dwight Howard is scoring 15 points and ripping down 12 rebounds per game. Houston appears to be in good shape to reach the postseason for the fourth straight season, but will not come near their 56 wins of a season ago.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

This should be a pretty fun game, between two teams that would like to win to improve their postseason spot. The Charlotte Hornets are one of the biggest surprises of the NBA season. The Hornets are doing a great job of scoring, and playing just enough defense. The Rockets on the other side have been poor on the defensive side, which will make a big difference in this game. Defense is a huge key in this game. Take the Charlotte Hornets -5 at over the Houston Rockets in a big National Basketball Association game on Saturday March 12th, 2016. The final score will be Hornets 104 and Rockets 92.