Pacers vs. Rockets Prediction
Will the Indiana Pacers cover the spread as a double-digit road underdog when they visit the Houston Rockets tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET? Let's dive into the matchup.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Houston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockets are 11.5-point home favorites versus the Pacers, who opened as an 11.5-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 224 points after hitting the board at 225.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Houston. As of this writing, the Rockets are receiving over 50% of tickets at the betting window.
Injury Report: The Pacers could be without Victor Oladipo, who is questionable with a knee injury. Edmond Sumner (knee) and Glenn Robinson III (ankle) are both out. As for the Rockets, Zhou Qi (calf) is out for tonight's game while Nene (Shoulder) is questionable with a shoulder injury.
OUR PREDICTION: The Pacers are killing it at the betting window so I'm jumping on board. They've covered in six of their last seven games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four road games, and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a win. They're also 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games versus Southwest opponents, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight road games versus an opponent with a home record and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the Rockets have failed to cover in four of their last five games versus Eastern Conference games, are 2-7 against the number in their last nine games versus Central opponents, and are 6-14 at the betting window in their last 20 home games.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +11.5