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Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 12-26-23 NBA Picks

Houston Rockets (15-12) vs Indiana Pacers (14-15)
2023-12-26 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -3 -- Over/Under: 236.5
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The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing 6 of their last 7 games. The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview 

The Indiana Pacers are coming off losses to the Grizzlies and Magic. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 126.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 125.8 points on 51 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 24.5 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Buddy Hield is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free-throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.

Indiana Pacers Team Facts

  • The Pacers have won each of their last seven games against the Rockets.
  • The Pacers have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games against Southwest Division opponents after losing as favorites.
  • Eight of the Pacers’ last nine road games against Southwest Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview 

The Houston Rockets are coming off wins over the Mavericks and Pelicans. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jalen Green is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost each of their last 12 games on the first leg of a back-to-back after winning as underdogs.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last four games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets prediction

The Indiana Pacers have been a mess since the tournament, as they’ve lost 6 of their last 7 games, and they’ve failed to cover 7 of their last 10 games. The Pacers are a hard team to back with confidence because they put zero effort on the defensive side. The Houston Rockets are the complete opposite, as they’re one of the best defensive sides in the league, and they’ve also covered 7 of their last 10 games. At home, you can argue the Rockets should be bigger favorites. I’ll lay the bucket. 

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Houston Rockets -3

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Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 12-26-23 NBA Picks

Houston Rockets (15-12) vs Indiana Pacers (14-15)
2023-12-26 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -3 -- Over/Under: 236.5
(Get latest betting odds)

The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing 6 of their last 7 games. The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview 

The Indiana Pacers are coming off losses to the Grizzlies and Magic. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 126.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 125.8 points on 51 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 24.5 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Buddy Hield is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free-throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.

Indiana Pacers Team Facts

  • The Pacers have won each of their last seven games against the Rockets.
  • The Pacers have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games against Southwest Division opponents after losing as favorites.
  • Eight of the Pacers’ last nine road games against Southwest Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview 

The Houston Rockets are coming off wins over the Mavericks and Pelicans. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jalen Green is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost each of their last 12 games on the first leg of a back-to-back after winning as underdogs.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last four games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets prediction

The Indiana Pacers have been a mess since the tournament, as they’ve lost 6 of their last 7 games, and they’ve failed to cover 7 of their last 10 games. The Pacers are a hard team to back with confidence because they put zero effort on the defensive side. The Houston Rockets are the complete opposite, as they’re one of the best defensive sides in the league, and they’ve also covered 7 of their last 10 games. At home, you can argue the Rockets should be bigger favorites. I’ll lay the bucket. 

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Houston Rockets -3

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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