Houston Rockets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Houston Rockets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 110.5 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 6-7. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.0 points per game and surrendering 108.4, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/10/17 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
James Harden averages 29.9 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
Darren Collison averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Victor Oladipo averages 23 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Houston averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.42 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Indiana is 8th in the league with 109 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.62. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Indiana is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Pacers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +4
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