Houston Rockets Rockets Overall (20-15)
ATS (17-17-1)
O/U (19-16)
December 29 2018
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New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Overall (16-21)
ATS (15-22)
O/U (19-18)
Final
Money Line Total: 228.5 Spread ATS
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533 Houston Rockets -150 Over -110 (-3) -110 Cover: 1
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534 New Orleans Pelicans +130 Under -110 (+3) -110 UNDER: 212
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Final
Money Line Total:
228.5
Spread ATS
HOU 533 -150 Over: -110 (-3) -110 Cover: 1
NOP 534 +130 Under: -110 (+3) -110 UNDER: 212
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
12/29/2018
10:54 AM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
226.5
-110
226.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
HOU
-140
NOP
+120
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
12/29/2018
8:57 AM
HOU
-140
NOP
+120
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
228
-110
228
-110
12/29/2018
8:09 AM
HOU
-140
NOP
+120
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
229
-110
229
-110
12/29/2018
7:06 AM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
229
-110
229
-110
12/29/2018
8:27 PM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
229
-110
229
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
12/29/2018
10:54 AM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
HOU
-150
NOP
+130
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
HOU
-140
NOP
+120
12/29/2018
8:57 AM
HOU
-140
NOP
+120
12/29/2018
8:09 AM
HOU
-140
NOP
+120
12/29/2018
7:06 AM
HOU
NOP
12/29/2018
8:27 PM
HOU
NOP
Spread
Spread
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
10:54 AM
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
HOU(-3)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
8:57 AM
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
8:09 AM
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
7:06 AM
HOU(-2)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
8:27 PM
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
Total
Total
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
12/29/2018
10:54 AM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
12/29/2018
10:15 AM
226.5
-110
226.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
12/29/2018
8:57 AM
228
-110
228
-110
12/29/2018
8:09 AM
229
-110
229
-110
12/29/2018
7:06 AM
229
-110
229
-110
12/29/2018
8:27 PM
229
-110
229
-110
Recap

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden is on a run the NBA hasn't seen since Oscar Robertson.

Harden had 41 points and six assists to become the first player since the Hall of Fame guard to record at least 35 points and five assists in seven consecutive games, and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-104 on Saturday night.

"That's what I play for," Harden said when asked about being compared to the Big O. "That's what you play the game of basketball for, to be mentioned in the name with the greats. Obviously, I have a long way to go, but that's what I put my jersey on for, that's what I lace my shoes up for, to go out there and be the best that I can be and when it's all said and done, be mentioned as one of the best basketball players to ever touch a basketball."

Harden had 26 points in the first half and reached 40 for the third straight game. He was 7 for 16 from 3-point range and made all 14 free throws. He regularly juked Pelican defenders off their feet to draw fouls, including two fouls from behind the arc for another easy six points.

"I've said it a thousand times — and I don't think I'm wrong because I get to watch it every night — but you don't get better than what he does offensively," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "No one's better. Then he's also coming up with steals and rebounds. I mean, he does a lot. I think people sometimes are just trying to look to find holes in his game — and I think everybody has a little something. He doesn't make every shot."

Anthony Davis looked sluggish a night after scoring a season-high 48 points in a victory over Dallas, taking only five shots in the first half and finishing with 22 points. Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston led 77-76 after three and scored the first seven points of the fourth period, five coming from Danuel House Jr. on a reverse layup and an open 3-pointer. The Rockets extended their lead to 101-86 with 5:57 left, but the Pelicans went on a 13-2 run, with Davis scoring six, to cut the deficit to 103-99.

With the Rockets leading 104-101 with 12.6 seconds left, P.J. Tucker, a 56 percent free throw shooter, made both foul shots to ice the victory.

Harden torched the Pelicans for 17 points in the first quarter and added nine more in the second as Houston took a 53-50 halftime lead. Harden's 26 first-half points were more than half of the Rockets' scoring. The next closest teammate in scoring was Austin Rivers with eight.

"I thought we did a really good job defensively," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "We say that, and Harden gets (41), but that doesn't bother us because we knew that that was a possibility. I thought we did a good job everywhere else, but we just didn't quite get over the hump with making a few plays down the stretch."

TIP-INS

Rockets: G Eric Gordon, who scored 21, including 16 in the second half, limped through the fourth quarter with a sore right knee. "I'll know more tomorrow," Gordon said. . D'Antoni said Harden's extra workout regimen is paying dividends nearly halfway through the grind of the regular season. "It doesn't wear him out, it gives him energy," D'Antoni said. "Obviously, it's paying off." ... C Clint Capela has averaged 15.0 rebounds in the last nine games.

Pelicans: F Darius Miller, held scoreless in a Friday night victory over Dallas, missed the game due to an illness. Solomon Hill started in his place. ... Gentry called Harden "the best 'iso' player in the world. I don't know if anybody is better in the history of this league, really, as far as drawing fouls and making plays in 'iso' situations.." ... Despite three separate losing streaks of four, five and six games, Gentry says his players have not "lost faith that we're going to be a good team."

UP NEXT:

Rockets: Host Memphis on Monday night.

Pelicans: Close a three-game homestand on Monday night against Minnesota.

Matchup
Rockets Overall
W/L 20-15
ATS 17-17-1
Pts For 109.8
Pts Against 108.5
Total 19-16
Rockets Away
W/L 8-10
ATS 7-11
Pts For 106.2
Pts Against 106.6
Total 8-10
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
6:00 PM
at Pelicans W 108-104 W (-3) U (228.5)
12-27
7:00 PM
Celtics W 127-113 W (3) O (214.5)
12-25
2:00 PM
Thunder W 113-109 W (1) O (221.5)
12-22
7:00 PM
Spurs W 108-101 W (-5) U (217.5)
12-20
7:00 PM
at Heat L 101-99 L (-3) U (211)
12-19
7:00 PM
Wizards W 136-118 W (-11) O (225.5)
12-17
7:00 PM
Jazz W 102-97 T (-5) U (212)
12-15
7:00 PM
at Grizzlies W 105-97 W (-5) O (201.5)
12-13
7:00 PM
Lakers W 126-111 W (-6) O (226)
12-11
7:00 PM
Trail Blazers W 111-104 W (-6.5) U (221)
Avg. Points For 113.5
Avg. Points Against 105.5
ATS 8-1-1
Over/Under 5-5
Pelicans Overall
W/L 16-21
ATS 15-22
Pts For 116.0
Pts Against 115.3
Total 19-18
Pelicans Home
W/L 12-6
ATS 8-10
Pts For 118.8
Pts Against 114.1
Total 9-9
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
6:00 PM
Rockets L 108-104 L (3) U (228.5)
12-28
7:00 PM
Mavericks W 114-112 L (-4.5) U (228.5)
12-26
7:30 PM
at Mavericks L 122-119 L (2.5) O (228)
12-23
5:00 PM
at Kings L 122-117 L (-1.5) O (237)
12-21
9:30 PM
at Lakers L 112-104 L (5.5) U (234.5)
12-19
7:00 PM
at Bucks L 123-115 W (9) O (230.5)
12-16
6:00 PM
Heat L 102-96 L (-6) U (221.5)
12-12
7:00 PM
Thunder W 118-114 W (2.5) U (235.5)
12-10
6:30 PM
at Celtics L 113-100 L (2.5) U (222.5)
12-9
2:30 PM
at Pistons W 116-108 W (-2) U (224.5)
Avg. Points For 110.3
Avg. Points Against 113.6
ATS 3-7
Over/Under 3-7
Scoring
Rockets
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
James Harden (G) 37:0110-25 40%7-17 41.2%14-14 100%3963274-641
Eric Gordon (G) 27:019-14 64.3%2-5 40%1-2 50%02310311221
Danuel House Jr. (F) 32:195-8 62.5%3-5 60%2-4 50%1411002715
Austin Rivers (G) 37:244-12 33.3%2-8 25%0-2 0%0570012210
Clint Capela (C) 33:003-6 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%2710314-116
PJ Tucker (F) 35:221-9 11.1%1-7 14.3%2-2 100%2713103-25
Gerald Green (G-F) 22:531-4 25%1-4 25%2-2 100%020110135
Nene (C-F) 15:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%1-2 50%0320003155
Carmelo Anthony (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Michael Carter-Williams (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marquese Chriss (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Gary Clark (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vincent Edwards (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
James Ennis III (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Hartenstein (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brandon Knight (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Chris Paul (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Pelicans
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Julius Randle (C) 39:5110-19 52.6%1-2 50%2-4 50%41142142-223
Anthony Davis (F) 38:576-13 46.2%2-3 66.7%8-10 80%21113110022
E'Twaun Moore (G) 36:459-19 47.4%3-6 50%0-0 0%1710113-221
Jrue Holiday (G) 41:449-20 45%1-7 14.3%1-1 100%0691145120
Tim Frazier (G) 21:283-7 42.9%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%0651012117
Ian Clark (G) 19:362-6 33.3%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%1120123117
Solomon Hill (F) 18:541-3 33.3%0-1 0%0-0 0%0120004-82
Jahlil Okafor (C) 9:031-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0110000-42
Frank Jackson (G) 9:550-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0100012-210
Wesley Johnson (F) 2:440-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000000-40
Kenrich Williams (G-F) 1:030-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000002-20
Trevon Bluiett (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cheick Diallo (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Andrew Harrison (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Darius Miller (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nikola Mirotic (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Elfrid Payton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
117
-110
117
-110
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
116.5
-110
116.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-1)
-110
NOP
-110
116.5
-110
116.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:09 AM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-1)
-110
NOP
-110
117
-110
117
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
HOU
NOP
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
HOU
NOP
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
HOU
NOP
12/29/2018
9:09 AM
HOU
NOP
Spread
Spread
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
HOU(-1)
-110
NOP
-110
12/29/2018
9:09 AM
HOU(-1)
-110
NOP
-110
Total
Total
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
117
-110
117
-110
12/29/2018
9:27 AM
116.5
-110
116.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
116.5
-110
116.5
-110
12/29/2018
9:09 AM
117
-110
117
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/30/2018
7:09 PM
HOU
NOP
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
112
-110
112
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/30/2018
7:09 PM
HOU
NOP
Spread
Spread
12/30/2018
7:09 PM
HOU(-1.5)
-110
NOP
-110
Total
Total
12/30/2018
7:09 PM
112
-110
112
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 112 -110 -110