Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks 11/15/2019
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -6
Toyota Center is the venue where Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets (8-3, 1st in the Southwest Division) will take on the Indiana Pacers (7-4, 2nd in the Central Division) on Friday. Indiana opens this game as 6 point underdogs. The total has been set at 230.
The Pacers are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 6-4-1 ATS. Houston is covering 36.4% of the time, going 4-7-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/12/2019 Goga Bitadze C Concussion Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Jeremy Lamb SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Myles Turner PF Ankle Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
10/27/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/13/2019 Jr SF Back Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Clint Capela C Concussion Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
11/11/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
Domantas Sabonis averages 19.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 13.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 98%.
James Harden averages 38.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 104.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Indiana averages 109.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 116.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 48.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Houston is 3rd in the league with 118.6 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.3 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.2. The Rockets are 14th in turnovers per game with 16.2.
The Pacers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Houston is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Rockets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 18th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 107.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -6
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