Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Pacers try to run the Rockets off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in pro hoops action.
The Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 21-18-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pacers are 20-20 ATS. Houston is 23-17 against the total, while Indiana is 15-25 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Bettors looking to side with the Pacers in this one found them as 5.5-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 203.5 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Pacers and the No. 13-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-99 result in favor of the Pacers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 29-ranked offense (91.1 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.7 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.9 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 105-100 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rockets endured a 105-100 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from James Harden at American Airlines Center.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-86 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pacers got a 20-point performance from Paul George, who added 10 rebounds, but Orlando still ran past Indiana 97-86 on Wednesday at Amway Center.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1
A few Rockets at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Houston's last 20 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston at Minnesota, Saturday, January 19
Indiana at Memphis, Monday, January 21