Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets - 11/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (10-3) at Indiana Pacers (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ATSW, FSIN
The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Houston Rockets look for another impressive victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.5 points and 9.8 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 23.1 points and 2.5 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for their fourth home win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23 points and 3.8 assists while Thaddeus Young is averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won three of their last five home games.
The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pacers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana, the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I was higher on the Pacers than most and had them making the playoffs, and they've done nothing but live up to those expectations, as they're playing better than expected basketball. However, the Pacers aren't in the Rockets league, as Houston is one of the hotter teams in the NBA right now and firing on all cylinders offensively. Even on the end of a back-to-back, the Pacers will have a hard time keeping up with the Rockets. Houston is just too hot to turn down the small number, as you're basically saying the Pacers can win this game if you're taking the small chalk. Give me the Rockets.