Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (15-27) at Houston Rockets (28-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -10 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets play host to the Indiana Pacers tonight at the Toyota Center.
The Houston Rockets have won five of their last seven overall but will still be in shock after getting destroyed by the Warriors in a 131-106 rout on Saturday. Dwight Howard had a nice game of 23 points and 10 boards, but that's where the good news ends as the Rockets were outplayed and outworked on both ends of the floor, shooting just 42 percent from the field while allowing the Warriors to shoot 54.9 percent. James Harden was particularly disappointing, shooting just 4 of 15 from the field to finish with 12 points, just a couple nights after pouring in 31 points and 10 assists against the Thunder. With the loss, Houston drops to 28-13 on the season and 14-6 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last six and will be hoping to avoid a fifth straight loss after falling to the shorthanded Hornets by 80-71 in overtime on Saturday. David West had a nice game of 19 points while Roy Hibbert added 12 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks, but the Pacers shot just 35.7 percent from the field and 2 of 21 from the three-point line. The Pacers haven't exactly been collecting wins lately, but this was one you'd expect them to take because the Hornets were without their top two leading scorers in Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. With the loss, Indiana drops to 15-27 overall and 7-16 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games but 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
Coming off such a disappointing loss, I fully expect the Rockets to bounce back and win this one by double digits in front of their home crowd.