Pacers take on Rockets in hoops contest
Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Odds
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).
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.
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
Indiana at Dallas, Thursday, March 28
Houston at Memphis, Friday, March 29