Indiana Pacers (43-28) at Houston Rockets (44-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm (ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena)
The Line: Houston Rockets -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 19.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.4 points and 2.8 assists. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.3 points and 7.5 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.4 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are expected to be without Westbrook, but they're likely going to have Harden back on the court. The Indiana Pacers are pretty much resting for the playoffs and have already ruled out T.J. Warren while Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner and Malcolm Brogdon are listed as questionable. With almost all of the key Pacers likely out for this game, it's impossible to get behind Indiana in this spot. The Houston Rockets can push the pace, make a million threes and win this game comfortably.
I can't show the Pacers much attention with all of their rotation sitting this game out.