Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-5.5)
The Indiana Pacers (25-27) travel to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Houston Rockets (14-40). Houston opens this matchup as 5.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 231.
The Indiana Pacers faced off with the Memphis Grizzlies and went home with a win by a final score of 132-125 in their last contest. Indiana walked away from the contest with a 52.5% field goal percentage (52 of 99) and converted 13 out of their 37 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pacers made 15 of their 17 tries for a rate of 88.2%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 53 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 35 assists for the contest as well as creating 6 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 46.1% from the floor on 53 of 115 shooting. Memphis dished out 27 assists and had 11 steals for the game. Moreover, Memphis totaled 50 rebounds (24 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 10 blocked shots. Memphis finished the game shooting 68.4% at the charity stripe by making 13 of 19 shots. They knocked down 6 of their 20 attempts from distance.
Caris LeVert is one guy who played a role for this game. He finished with 34 points on 14 out of 20 shooting. He played 34:43 mins and also collected 5 boards. LeVert finished the contest at 70.0% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. One more player that came through in this game for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He totaled 9 rebounds in 38:40 minutes played on the night. He finished 47.6% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 10-of-21 (29 points). When the final whistle blew, Brogdon accounted for 11 assists.
Indiana comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 25-27 so far this year. They are averaging 113.7 points per outing (10th in basketball) while connecting on 47.0% from the field. The Pacers are shooting 37.4% on 3-pointers (603 of 1,613) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is collecting 45.6 boards per contest and has tallied 1,346 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15.2 times per game and as a group are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Pacers have forced 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 fouls. They rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,346 surrendered on the campaign. The Pacers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.0% (792 of 957) and they surrender 45.6 boards per game as a team. They relinquish 37.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.7).
In their last game, the Houston Rockets went home defeated by a final of 126-120 against the Phoenix Suns. The Rockets collected 39 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 51 for the game. They also turned it over 21 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Suns earned 18 fouls in this contest which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of them for a rate of 78.9%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Houston made 17 of their 42 tries (40.5%). When the game finished, the Rockets finished shooting 44 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.6%. The Rockets permitted the Suns to knock down 45 of their 94 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.9% for this game. They finished shooting 55.6% from distance by shooting 25 out of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 18 at the charity stripe (61.1%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Houston permitted Phoenix to collect 42 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Christian Wood was important for the Rockets for this game. He buried 10 of 15 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 15 rebounds. Wood accumulated 25 points in his 34:28 mins on the court and added 3 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Houston was Kevin Porter. He ended up with 14 assists in 40:04 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 7 of 15 from the floor. Porter ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor while totaling 22 points and 5 total rebounds.
Houston has a record of 14-40 on the year. Houston has accounted for 6,181 points so far this year (114.5 per contest) and they snag 47.8 boards per contest. The Rockets are committing 19.8 fouls per contest while shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rockets are connecting on 47.1% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.0 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per game. The Rockets on defense are ranked 25th in the league in points given up per game with 114.5. They have forced 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (22nd in basketball). The Houston defense gives up 38.0% on three-point shots (713 of 1,875) and opponents are converting on 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 25.0 assists and 47.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 17th and 29th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+5.5) and under 231 points
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