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The Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Houston was a 109-94 winner in its last match at home against the Bulls. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Indiana was a 97-94 loser on the road against the Heat. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Houston:
Team record: 17-9 SU, 14-10-2 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 11 games on the road
is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of last 22 games when playing Indiana

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Indiana:
Team record: 20-5 SU, 17-8 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

Next up:
Houston at Detroit, Saturday, December 21
Indiana home to Boston, Sunday, December 22