Pacers vs. Rockets Prediction

Are Rockets good bet as double-digit home favorite vs. Pacers? 2/27/17

Are the Rockets a good bet to cover as a double-digit home favorite tonight when they host the Pacers at 9:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rockets are 10-point home favorites versus the Pacers after opening as a 9.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 228 but has already climbed to 231.5.

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Indiana has dropped seven of its last 10 games and is just 4-6 against the spread during that stretch. The Pacers also own a losing record at 26-32 against the spread, which includes a 10-17 ATS record on the road.

Houston is heading in the opposite direction, winning seven of its last 10 games. That said, the Rockets are just 5-5 against the spread over their last 10 games despite being 34-26 ATS on the season. They're also just 14-15 at the betting window at home this year.

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OUR PREDICTION: The favorite is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams and the home team has also covered in six of the seven last meetings. The Pacers are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 while the Rockets are 18-7 agains the spread in their last 25 games coming off an ATS loss.




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