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Rockets vs Pacers Betting Matchup Report

Indiana PacersHouston Rockets
March 5, 8:30 PM | Toyota Center

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Odds

27-34TEAM RECORD31-32

Houston will look to improve on its 31-32 record on Saturday when they host Indiana in NBA odds action at Toyota Center.

The Rockets are 31-32 so far on the season, and 32-29-2 ATS vs. the number. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 27-34 and 28-30-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 32-31 and the Pacers go 27-33-1 on the totals.

View Indiana vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pacers listed as 5.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 214.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Rockets and the No. 9-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 Rockets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 3-ranked offense (105.5 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 18 at 100.4 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.1 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 116-108 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Indiana got 22 points from Danny Granger but lost anyway 116-108 against the Mavericks on Friday at American Airlines Center.

The Rockets were a 106-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 24 points and 11 assists from Kyle Lowry in a losing cause in a 106-103 loss to Los Angeles on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pacers at Rockets trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indiana's last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Indiana's last 18 games when playing Houston
Indiana is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 8
Houston at Sacramento, Monday, March 7