New Orleans Pelicans (7-18, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (6-16, 14th in the Western Conference)
Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: EVEN; over/under is 216.5
BOTTOM LINE: Houston will attempt to continue its five-game win streak with a victory over New Orleans.
The Rockets are 0-2 in division play. Houston has a 2-12 record in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Pelicans are 2-2 against opponents in the Southwest Division. New Orleans ranks sixth in the Western Conference with 45.8 rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 12.1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Wood is scoring 16.2 points per game with 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Rockets. Jae'Sean Tate is averaging 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the last 10 games for Houston.
Valanciunas is averaging 18.6 points and 12.1 rebounds for the Pelicans. Brandon Ingram is averaging 19.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 5-5, averaging 106.7 points, 45.3 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points per game.
Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 104.9 points, 46.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.5 points.
INJURIES: Rockets: Jalen Green: out (hamstring), Usman Garuba: out (thigh).
Pelicans: Daulton Hommes: out (fibula), Zion Williamson: out (foot), Josh Hart: out (knee).
The Associated Press