Houston Rockets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Houston Rockets head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Monday, November 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1.5 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -5.9 as they average 106.3 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 7-3 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 107.9 points per game and surrender 102.7, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 2-5-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 5-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 4-4-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/03/18 G Eric Gordon Leg is questionable Monday vs Indiana
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 32% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Chris Paul averages 19.2 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 8.7 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Victor Oladipo scores 22.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 106.3 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.1 per game. The Rockets allow 112.1 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the NBA with 107.9 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.1 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 23.1. The Pacers are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Pacers give up 102.7 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 22nd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Indiana is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Pacers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 6th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -1.5
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