Indiana Pacers (8-5) at Houston Rockets (4-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -2 -- Over/Under: 211 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.9 points and 4.8 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five straight road games.
The Houston Rockets could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 102.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 26.6 points and 7.7 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.8 points and 8.8 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost all four home games this season.
The Pacers are 37-14-1 ATS in their last 52 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston, 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are just a mess of a basketball team right now, as the offense isn't as explosive as it was a year ago and the defense is allowing anyone and everyone to score. The Rockets are now questioning everything, including the role of Carmelo Anthony, and they're on the end of a back to back. The Indiana Pacers have played well on the road and are no chumps. We're getting a free bucket with a solid playoff team against a Rockets club that's falling apart fast. I have to back Indiana, although it's a fade from Houston more than anything else.