The Houston Rockets (20-60) are coming off a win as the face the Charlotte Hornets (26-52) next at the Spectrum Center on Friday (April 7).
The Rockets are at the bottom of the Western Conference, 2-8 in their last 10, but managed a win against the conference leaders, the Denver Nuggets (124-103). It was a great display and something for the Rockets fan to cheer about. Jalen Green led the scoring charts, finishing the game with 32 points, followed by Kevin Porter Jr, and Alperen Sengun with 20 each. For the Nuggets, Michael Porter Jr. continued his decent run and ended up scoring 23 points. The Rockets will now face the Hornets, who are 14th in the East, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and are on a three-game losing streak.
The Hornets suffered a defeat against the Toronto Raptors (120-100) at home. Bryce McGowens led the team in offense, scoring 20 points, followed by all the other players in the starting lineup, who ended in double digits. But it wasn’t enough as Pascal Siakam landed 22 on the night, while Chris Boucher, and Will Barton contributed 21 and 20 points, respectively.
Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets: Match Details
Fixture: Houston Rockets @ Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 07:00 p.m ET
Venue: Spectum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets: Injury Report
The Hornets are dealing a big list of injuries at the moment. Kelly Oubre Jr. has been ruled out due to a shoulder injury while Terry Rozier is unavailable because of a foot problem. Gordon Hayward has a thumb injury and is out of tonight’s contest whereas Dennis Smith Jr. is questionable with a toe injury. PJ Washington is out with a foot injury and Cody Martin is out due to a knee injury. LaMelo Ball is out with an ankle injury and Mark Williams is probable with an ankle problem.
As for the Rockets, only Jae Sean Tate is ruled out due to a knee injury.
Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets: Injury List
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Shoulder|
|Terry Rozier||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Foot|
|Gordon Hayward||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Thumb|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||Charlotte Hornets||Questionable||Toe|
|PJ Washington||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Foot|
|Cody Martin||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Knee|
|LaMelo Ball||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Ankle|
|Mark Williams||Charlotte Hornets||Probable||Ankle|
|Jae Sean Tate||Houston Rockets||Out||Knee|
Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets: Betting Odds
|Houston Rockets||-140||-2.5 (-110)||O 229 (-110)|
|Charlotte Hornets||+120||+2.5 (-110)||U 229 (-110)|
Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets: Starting 5s
Rockets: F Jabari Smith Jr., F Kenyon Martin Jr., C Alperen Sengun, G Jalen Green, G Kevin Porter Jr.
Hornets: F Bryce McGowens, F JT Thor, C Nick Richards, G Theo Maledon, G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk,
Houston vs Charlotte: Betting Prediction
The Hornets have a 1-0 lead over the Rockets so far this season. They now meet for the second and final time in the regular season and the Rockets have a brilliant chance to equal the tie. Although the Hornets are hosting the game, the number of injuries puts them at a disadvantage. The Rockets are ranked 28th and the Hornets are 27th in the league in offense while defensively, the Rocket are 28th, and the Hornets are a little better on 22nd. But based on current form and the injury concerns, the Rockets are most likely to cover the spread tonight.
Final Prediction: Houston -2.5 (-110)