Pacers take on Rockets in hoops contest

Indiana PacersHouston Rockets
March 27, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Odds

44-27TEAM RECORD39-31

The Rockets will be trying to slam the Pacers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Toyota Center in NBA betting action.

Houston battles the Pacers, currently with a 44-27 mark (39-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 35-35 for the Rockets and 33-38 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Rockets and the No. 2-ranked Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-102 result in favor of the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 9-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 1 in the league with 10.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 90.9 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.

Indiana was a 100-94 winner in its last match at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 194 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pacers grabbed a 100-94 win over the Hawks on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Gerald Green at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Houston was a 96-95 winner at home against the Spurs. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. James Harden went off for 29 points and added 9 rebounds leading Houston over San Antonio, 96-95, on Sunday at Toyota Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Pacers at Rockets trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 17 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Indiana at Dallas, Thursday, March 28
Houston at Memphis, Friday, March 29