Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 8/12/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
T.J. Warren and the Indiana Pacers (43-28, 2nd in the Central Division) are headed to AdventHealth Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Houston Rockets (44-25, 1st in the Southwest Division). The Pacers are covering the spread 55.9% of the time, having gone 38-30-3 ATS. Houston is covering 47.8% of the time, going 33-36-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
08/10/20 G Danuel House Toe is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
08/10/20 SG James Harden Rest is out Tuesday vs San Antonio
08/10/20 PG Russell Westbrook Quad is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs San Antonio
08/09/20 SF Bruno Caboclo Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
07/29/20 SG Eric Gordon Ankle is out indefinitely
07/21/20 SF Thabo Sefolosha Personal is out for season
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Malcolm Brogdon averages 16.5 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Robert Covington averages 12.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Russell Westbrook averages 27.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.1 per game. The Pacers allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 118.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Rockets surrender 114.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 47.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Pacers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Houston is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 14th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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