Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.8 as they average 105.9 points per contest while giving up 102.1 per game. The Rockets have an overall record of 4-6 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 102.8 points per game and surrender 108.9, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-6-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 5-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/08/18 G Eric Gordon Leg is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
11/08/18 PG Michael Carter-Williams Illness is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this game averaging 23.9 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.6 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
James Harden scores 26.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Chris Paul averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 8.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.9 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.5 per game. The Pacers allow 102.1 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 27th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 20.8. The Rockets are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Rockets give up 108.9 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 5th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Indiana is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Houston is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Rockets are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 21st. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +5.5
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