Rockets vs. Pacers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Rockets are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 225 points.
Houston comes in with a 10-3 record after its fifth straight win, a 111-96 home triumph over the Grizzlies Saturday night. Indiana is 6-7 after a 105-87 victory Saturday at the Bulls. The Pacers won both games last season straight up and ATS. The under went 0-2.
The Rockets were led by James Harden as he scored 38 points in the win over Memphis. He also had eight assists and six rebounds. Eric Gordon scored 26 points, while Ryan Anderson contributed 12 points and six rebounds. Houston led 62-50 at halftime.
Indiana was paced by Victor Oladipo with 25 points, six assists and six rebounds in the win at Chicago. Bojan Bogdanovic had 22 points and seven rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 13 points and nine boards. The Pacers led by 10 at halftime and outscored the hosts 35-26 in the third quarter.
Houston is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 meetings at Indiana. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Indiana.
Both teams are playing on a back-to-back, but Indiana has the benefit of playing at home. Although Harden is red-hot, he has to cool a bit at some point. Take the home team here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +3.5