Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (21-15) at Houston Rockets (18-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers invade the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Monday night.
The Pacers have split their last six games but will be going for a third straight win after Friday's 91-86 win at New Orleans. Ian Mahinmi led the team in scoring with 17 points while CJ Miles chipped in with 15 points as the Pacers recovered from an early 14-point deficit to win their third game in four outings. Paul George finished the game with 13 points but shot just three of 13 from the field while Monta Ellis had just 10 points, so you can definitely chalk this win up to the Pacers' defense which held the Pelicans to just 37 percent shooting. With the win, Indiana improves to 21-15 on the season and 9-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Rockets have recovered from a four-game losing streak with back-to-back wins over the Jazz. James Harden poured in 33 points, Terrence Jones added 14 while Jason Terry had 12 points as the Rockets beat the Jazz by 103-94 on Thursday thanks to a dominant 64-50 second half display. Dwight Howard missed the game with lower back spasms and his status is up in the air for Monday's meeting with the Pacers. Houston is now 18-19 on the season and 11-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Rockets are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
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