Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 108.9 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 16-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.7 points per contest and giving up 103.4, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/26/17 C Nene Hilario Shoulder is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.9 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Eric Gordon has scored 19.7 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 2.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. James Harden averages 31.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.9 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.57 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14.5 per game. The Pacers allow 107.3 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 113.7 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.3. The Rockets are 8th in turnovers per contest with 16.1. The Rockets give up 103.4 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 12th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Indiana is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Houston is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +11.5
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