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(8-5) Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets (4-6)
Sunday, November 11th brings you a matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Indiana is coming off a 110-102 win over the Miami Heat, and the Rockets lost to the Thunder on Thursday night by a score of 98-80. The Rockets were on the road in San Antonio Saturday night, but those results were not available yet.
Houston has won seven of the past ten games between these two, but I wouldn’t count on them making it eight of eleven on Sunday.
This is the payback game for the Indiana Pacers as they lost at home to the Houston Rockets last Monday night by a score of 96-94. The Pacers have gone 1-1 since that game, but they are coming off a win now, so look for that momentum to carry over into this game.
Early season MVP candidate Victor Oladipo led all scorers in the Pacers last game with 22 points in 37 minutes, he added 10 assists to complete the double-double. Domantas Sabonis led Indiana in rebounding with 11 in 24 minutes off the bench. He too had a double-double on the night.
Oladipo leads this team in scoring with 23.9 points per game, followed by Sabonis with 14.3 and Bojan Bogdanovic with 13.6. Sabonis also leads the team in rebounds per game, 9.1, and shooting percentage, 67%.
The Pacers shot 54.4% from the field last game and 35% from three point land. They struggled a bit from the line, going 17-29 at 58.6%. They will definitely need to take care of their free throws in this game against a free flowing Rockets team.
The Pacers have no injuries to report at the time of this article.
The Carmelo Anthony era hasn’t played out too well for this Houston Rockets team, but then again, it really hadn’t played out too well for his past three teams either. At least the Rockets didn’t overpay for the aging Anthony.
Speaking of Carmelo Anthony, in the Rockets last game at Oklahoma City, he scored a whopping 2 points in 20 minutes off the bench. If these numbers persist, he’s got to be a lock for either 6th man of the year, or Comeback player of the year. Okay, enough with the sarcasm, sometimes I think players are a bit overrated.
The Rockets will need to rely on their two best scorers if they want to sweep the season series with the Pacers this year. Last game out James Harder and Chris Paul scored 19 and 10 respectively. Four of their five starters were in double figures, but one of them has to take the reins and score at least 25-30 for this team to be successful.
C Nene Hilario, SG Eric Gordon and PG Michael Carter-Williams are all listed as questionable, while SG Brandon Knight is once again out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 6-6-1 ATS this season
- Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games
- Over Under is 3-7 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Expect the Pacers to enact revenge on the Rockets for their loss at home last week. No team likes to be swept in a series against a team from the opposing conference.
This game should be a close one, even though their record doesn’t prove it, the Rockets are still a very good basketball team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: off
Take the Pacers to win this game on the road. I don’t have the spread or the betting total available yet, but I would pick the underdog to cover the spread. I don’t expect this to be that high scoring of a game, so if the betting total is around 220, take the UNDER for sure.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 107 – Rockets 102
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