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Are the Surprising Pacers Getting Enough Respect From Books?

The Indiana Pacers are quietly one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now and have won six of their last seven games, with the lone loss in that span coming against the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics. Indy has its hands full on the road vs the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

MyBookie opened the Pacers as 11.5-point road underdogs with a total of 224.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Western Southwest teams.
  • The Pacers are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four games against the Rockets.
  • The Rockets are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games in November.

Victor Oladipo, who sat out the loss to the Celtics on Saturday, collected 26 points in an easy 121-109 triumph over the Orlando Magic on Monday. The 25-year-old was a bit of an afterthought after he went to Indiana in the Paul George trade this summer but he’s established himself as the true leader of this team thanks to averages of 23 points, 3.8 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game in 2017-18.

On the flip side, Houston has won five straight and 11 of its last 12 heading into this one, due largely to the efforts of James Harden. Harden, who leads the NBA in scoring at 31.7 points per game, finished two assists shy of a triple-double on Monday and is averaging 34.4 points during the five-game run. The Rockets top the Association with an average of 44.6 three-point attempts and are connecting at a 36.1 percent clip.

When the Rockets face Eastern Conference opposition, the OVER is trending. In Houston’s previous eight vs Eastern Conference foes, the OVER is 6-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Indiana Pacers opened this morning as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 225.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 115-103 win for the Rockets on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets currently sport a record of 16-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-9 ATS. The Indiana Pacers are 12-9 and 13-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 9-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 11-10 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Indiana injuries news.

The OddsShark betting Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 1 and the Pacers at No. 15 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Indiana Pacers rank No. 20 in the league with 42.67 per game. That compares with Houston's No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA's No. 1-ranked team at 16.1 treys per game, while the Pacers rate No. 18 with 10.14 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pacers got 26 points from Victor Oladipo as Indiana ran past Orlando 121-109 on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

James Harden went off for 37 points and added 10 rebounds leading Houston to a 117-103 win over Brooklyn on Monday at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana at Toronto, Friday, December 1
Houston at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 3