Houston Rockets at Indiana Pacers Betting Odds

Jose VasquezArticles, Basketball, NBA

The Indiana Pacers (6-7) look to snap the five-game winning streak of Houston when they welcome the Rockets (10-3) to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 222.5 points with Houston opening as a 2.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 12, 2017, and it can be seen on ATTSN Southwest.

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In the Rockets’ last game, they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 111-96. James Harden was the game’s leading scorer with 38 points on 11-for-25 shooting. Houston played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.4 (above their season average of 21.9) and a free throw rate of 0.253 (above their season average of 0.235). For those same stats, Memphis put up marks of 12.5 and 0.177, respectively. The Pacers will look to maintain momentum after dismantling the Chicago Bulls in their last outing, 105-87. Indiana was lifted by Victor Oladipo, who was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 11-for-20 shooting. The Pacers, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.529, had a superb mark of 0.583, while the Bulls had a free throw rate of 0.065 (below their season average of 0.162). From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Indiana figures to have a substantial edge. The sweet-shooting Pacers offense ranks sixth in the league in that metric at 0.533, while the Houston defense is ranked 23rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.527). Of Houston’s 12 games that accepted bets, six have finished over the O/U total, while 7 of Indiana’s 13 games have finished over the O/U total. The Rockets hold the clear advantage straight up (SU) (10-3 vs. 6-7), but the Pacers have the superior against the spread (ATS) record (7-6 vs. 6-6). Harden has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Houston, averaging 36.0 points, 10.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Pacers won both contests last season. In the last matchup, Indiana won 117-108. Indiana had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.5 vs. 22.2). Houston, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (34-42; 81.0 percent).

Houston Rockets at Indiana Pacers Odds Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockets, ATS Winner – Rockets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Rockets rank third in steals per game (9.2) while the Pacers rank 16th (7.8).
  • Indiana averages 23.4 assists per game, which ranks eighth in the league. Houston ranks 16th in assists allowed per game (22.6).
  • Houston ranks 14th in points allowed in the paint per game (44.0) while Indiana ranks 25th (50.6).
  • Indiana ranks 15th in points off turnovers per game (17.5) while Houston ranks 21st in points off turnovers allowed per game (19.6).
  • Indiana is 3-2 ATS at home, while Houston is 4-3 ATS on the road.
  • In 7 road games, the Rockets have 4 unders and 3 overs.
  • The Pacers have 3 unders and 2 overs in 5 home games.
  • Indiana is 3-0 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Houston is 4-1.
  • In games where they reach 100 points, the Pacers are 5-4 and the Rockets are 10-1.
  • The Pacers rank sixth in fast break points per game (13.4) while the Rockets rank 14th in fast break points allowed per game (10.6).
  • Houston ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (44.7) while Indiana ranks 23rd (25.3).
  • The Rockets rank third in second chance points allowed per game (9.5) while the Pacers rank 24th (14.2).
  • The Rockets average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Pacers rank 19th in blocks allowed per game (5.8).
  • Houston ranks second in rebounds allowed per game (40.2) while Indiana ranks 17th (44.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • Indiana is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Houston is 3-2 ATS with 5 overs.
  • The Pacers have been outscored by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Indiana has defeated opponents by an average of 0.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 120.6 points per game (10.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 104.0 points per game (0.5 above their season average).