Pacers vs. Rockets - 3/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (36-37) at Indiana Pacers (38-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
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The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers clash Sunday afternoon at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Houston Rockets look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.5 points and 7.5 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds. Michael Beasley is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.4 points and seven rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 14.2 points and 4.8 assists. George Hill is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Jordan Hill is dishing 1.2 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven of their last 12 home games.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Pacers are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 vs. Western Conference and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rockets are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Indiana and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Pacers can't afford another bad loss with the playoffs right around the corner. I don't trust this Rockets team at all, especially on the road. Give me the home team and small number.