Rockets vs. Pacers Prediction
One day after losing to the woeful Nets, the Pacers will host the Rockets tonight at 6:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pacers are 2-point home favorites versus the Rockets tonight while the over/under currently sits at 210, down from 210.5.
Indiana has been a horrible play for bettors playing on back-to-back nights. They're just 5-14 against the spread in their last 19 games playing on no rest and are now 1-4 against the number in their last five games overall after losing outright to Brooklyn as a 5.5-point favorite yesterday. The Pacers are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 home games as well.
On the other side are the Rockets, who had off yesterday and don't play the Cavaliers until Tuesday so this shouldn't be too much of a look-ahead spot for them. They're 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games versus a team with a winning record and for one reason or another enjoy playing on Sundays, where they are 5-0 ATS in their last five opportunities.
The Rockets are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus the Pacers and while they're just 2-7 ATS in their last nine contests in Indiana, Houston should cover the number against a struggling opponent today.
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