Rockets at Pacers - 3/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (46-23) at Indiana Pacers (30-39)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSMW, NBATV
The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers play Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 26.9 points and seven assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Corey Brewer is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Josh Smith is shooting 44.3 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are trying to stay afloat until injured players return to the court, Terrence Jones is out once again with a rib injury. The Rockets have topped 100 points in eight of their last nine games and are shooting 44.3 percent in their last five games. Five of the Rockets last seven losses have come on the road.
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The Indiana Pacers look to snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.4 points and 2.9 rebounds. David West is grabbing seven rebounds and Roy Hibbert is shooting 44.7 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers need to get back on track if they hope to make the playoffs. The Pacers are shooting just 43.2 percent in their last five games and have lost 15 of their last 19 games when scoring less than 100 points. Rodney Stuckey is questionable with a calf injury.
The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games following a S.U. loss. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Indiana and 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
In a pick em game, I'm siding with the better team. That's obviously the Rockets. Take the road team.