Indiana vs. Houston Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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The Houston Rockets (23-26) face the Indiana Pacers (28-23) on February 6, 2024 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

The Pacers take the court as 8.5-point favorites against the Rockets. The game’s over/under is set at 245.

Pacers vs. Rockets Odds

Point Spread for Pacers vs. Rockets

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pacers as the favorite.

Indiana vs. Houston Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana has -355 odds to win the game, while Houston is listed at +280 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 245 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: BSIN

Pacers vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Pacers have covered the spread 28 times this season (28-20-3). Indiana has entered the game as favorites 21 times this season and won 13, or 61.9%, of those games. This season, Pacers games have hit the over 29 times out of 49 chances.

The Rockets have gone 25-22-2 against the spread this year. Houston has been victorious in 10, or 31.2%, of the 32 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season. This season, 23 of the Rockets’ games have gone over the point total.

Pacers vs. Rockets Key Players to Watch

Pacers

Tyrese Haliburton posts 22.6 points, 4.0 boards and 11.8 assists per game, making 49.8% of shots from the field and 39.8% from downtown with 3.2 made 3-pointers per contest (ninth in NBA). Myles Turner’s numbers for the season are 16.9 points, 7.0 boards and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting 51.8% from the field and 33.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Pascal Siakam puts up 22.2 points, 6.3 boards and 4.8 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks. Buddy Hield puts up 12.0 points, 3.2 boards and 2.6 assists per contest, shooting 43.9% from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc, with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest.

Rockets

Alperen Sengun’s averages for the season are 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists, making 54.3% of his shots from the floor. Jalen Green adds 18.1 points per game, plus 4.8 boards and 3.3 assists. Jabari Smith Jr.’s numbers for the season are 13.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, making 46.9% of his shots from the field and 37.6% from 3-point range, with 1.7 triples per contest. The Rockets get 13.5 points, 3.5 boards and 1.6 assists per game from Dillon Brooks.

What you need to know about the Pacers

Because of the Pacers’ defensive struggles this year, ranking third-worst in the NBA with 122.4 points allowed per game, they’ve been forced to rely on their offense, which ranks best in the league posting 124.2 points per game. While the Pacers rank in the bottom five in the NBA in rebounds per game with 41.4 (third-worst), they rank 11th in the league with 42.7 rebounds allowed per game. The Pacers have been racking up assists in 2023-24, ranking best in the NBA with 30.8 dimes per contest.

Indiana is posting 126.7 points per game in home games. In road games, it is averaging 121.6 points per contest. With a 37.9% three-point percentage this season, Indiana is fifth-best in the NBA. It ranks eighth in the league by making 13.7 three-pointers per contest. Indiana is allowing opponents to put up a 37.2% three-point percentage this year (19th-ranked in NBA), but it has shined by allowing just 10.8 treys per contest (best).

The Pacers have a 4-4-2 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Indiana has hit the over four times. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pacers have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 118.3 points per contest over that span compared to the 124.2 they’ve put up over the course of this season. Indiana has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 118.2 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 122.4 it has conceded per game this year.

What you need to know about the Rockets

The Rockets score 113.4 points per game and allow 112.3, ranking them 21st in the league on offense and eighth defensively. Houston is the fifth-best team in the league in rebounds per game (45.3) and is ranked 22nd in rebounds allowed (44.6). With 25.1 assists per game, the Rockets are 23rd in the league.

The Rockets average 115.6 points per game at home, and 110.6 away. Beyond the arc, the Rockets are 19th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.0). They are fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 35.0%. Defensively, Houston is 10th in the league in 3-pointers allowed per game at 12.3. It is third-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 34.5%.

The Rockets are 5-5 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their last 10 contests. Houston has gone over the total in five of its past 10 outings. In its last 10 games, Houston is averaging 116.0 points per game, 2.6 more than its season average (113.4). While the Rockets are giving up 112.3 points per game in 2023-24, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 114.4 points per contest.

Pacers vs. Rockets Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Pacers, and we predict that Rockets will cover the spread (Pacers -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 245 points.

How to bet Pacers vs. Rockets

You can bet on Indiana vs. Houston at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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