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Pacers visit Rockets in hoops battle

Indiana PacersHouston Rockets
April 1, 7:00 PM | Toyota Center

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Odds

30-21TEAM RECORD28-24

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Indiana when they hit take on the Rockets on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

Houston will face the 30-21 Pacers, who own a 23-28 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rockets are 23-29 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 24-26-1 favoring the OVER.

View Indiana vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockets are listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Rockets and the No. 6-rated Pacers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Pacers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 9-ranked offense (98.1 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 9 at 93.6 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.3% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 112-103 result against the Spurs on March 31. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 215 combined points took the game OVER the total. Paul George scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 112-103 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Houston was a 98-89 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Goran Dragic scored 25 points for Houston on Friday, leading the Rockets to a 98-89 victory over Memphis at Toyota Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Pacers at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Indiana's last 19 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Houston's last 19 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to New York, Tuesday, April 3
Houston at Chicago, Monday, April 2

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