Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Toyota Center)
The Indiana Pacers will be on the road to tangle with the Houston Rockets. The Pacers are (7-4) and are coming off a 111-85 win over the Orlando Magic. The Pacers have won 4 in a row. The Rockets enter this contest with an (8-3) record. Last time out, the Rockets beat the Clippers 102-93. The Rockets have won 5 in a row.
In the win over the Magic, the Pacers were guided by T.J. Warren. Warren was 10 of 14 from the floor, totaling 23 points. Malcolm Brogdon added 20 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds. The Pacers shot 48% from the floor, while keeping the Thunder in check at 35%. Indiana out rebounded Oklahoma City, 59 to 46. The Pacers had 21 assists to just 15 turnovers. The Pacers dominated the paint, out scoring the Thunder, 54 to 36.
During the win over the Clippers, the Rockets were led by James Harden. Harden was 12 of 26 from the floor, making 16 of 17 free throws, totaling 47 points. Both the Rockets and Clippers shot 38% from the floor. Rockets shot 33% from deep, while the Clippers made 30% of their shots from distance. The difference in the game was the foul shooting. The Rockets were 22 of 27 from the line, while the Clippers were 7 of 14.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pacers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Pacers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games.
The over is 3-1-1 in the Pacers last 5 overall.
Rockets are 11-5-1 in their last 17 home games.
Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The under is 6-1 in Rockets last 7 overall.
The Rockets have won 7 of the last 10 meetings against the Pacers. The Rockets have the 3rd ranked offense in points per game, while the Pacers have the 5th best defense in fewest points allowed per game. The Pacers offense ranks near the middles, while the Rockets defense is near the bottom. Both teams have won at least 4 games in a row. Clint Capela is questionable with a concussion. If Capela can't suit up this game is going to be close due to the Pacers inside presence. Final score prediction, Rockets win, but the Pacers cover.