Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans : TV channel, Start time, Injury report, starting lineups & game prediction (February 22)

Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans face off at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 8:00 PM ET .

Who’s Playing

Houston Rockets @ New Orleans Pelicans

How To Watch ?

  • Date & time : Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 8:00 PM ET
  • Arena : Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • TV & radio channel : Bally Sports New Orleans, Space City Home Network, SiriusXM, WRNO 99.5FM
  • Live Stream: FuboTV

Houston Rockets – New Orleans Pelicans injury report :

Houston Rockets injury report :

Reggie Bullock: Questionable (Lower Back)
Fred VanVleet: Questionable (Adductor)
Tari Eason: Questionable (Leg)
Cam Whitmore: Questionable (Ankle)
Steven Adams: Out (Knee)

New Orleans Pelicans injury report :

Cody Zeller: Questionable (Knee)
Dyson Daniels: Out (Knee)

Houston Rockets – New Orleans Pelicans starting lineups :

The following were the starters for both teams in their previous games:

Houston Rockets starting lineup :

A. Thompson, PG #1 J. Green, SG #4 D. Brooks, SF #9 J. Smith Jr., PF #10 J. Green, PF #32

New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup :

C. McCollum, PG #3 H. Jones, SG #5 B. Ingram, SF #14 T. M. III, SF #25 J. Valanciunas, C #17

Game prediction : Houston Rockets – New Orleans Pelicans

Spread : +7 (-110) (HOU)
Over/Under (Totals) : 227

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