Pacers vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, November 18, 2022

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The Indiana Pacers (7-6) visit the Houston Rockets (3-12) at Toyota Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, November 18, 2022. The Rockets are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 236.5 point total.

Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pacers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -213 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +177 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236.5 points.

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Pacers vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Spor
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Pacers vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Pacers have nine wins against the spread in 13 games this season. Indiana has split the two games it has played as odds-on favorites this season. Pacers games this year have hit the over on seven of 15 set point totals.

The Rockets have six wins against the spread in 15 games this year. Houston has won three of the 15 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (20%). Rockets games this year have hit the over on eight of 15 set point totals (53.3%).

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyrese Haliburton 13 20.6 4.5 10.4 1.9 0.2 3
Bennedict Mathurin 13 19.9 3.8 2.1 0.4 0.1 2.7
Buddy Hield 13 18.8 5.2 3.2 0.8 0.5 4
Myles Turner 8 18.1 8.9 1.6 0.4 3.1 1.4
Jalen Smith 13 11 7.5 1.1 0.2 0.8 1.2

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 15 21.7 4.3 3.3 0.7 0.3 2.9
Kevin Porter Jr. 15 19.1 6.1 5.8 1.3 0.5 1.8
Alperen Sengun 13 15.9 8.5 1.8 0.6 1.2 0.2
Eric Gordon 13 12 2 2.9 0.7 0.4 1.8
Kenyon Martin Jr. 15 10.9 4.7 1.5 0.4 0.7 1.1
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Pacers vs. Rockets Injury Report

Pacers: Daniel Theis: Out (Knee), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle)

Rockets: Kevin Porter: Questionable (Back), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle), Bruno Fernando: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Although Indiana is giving up 116.8 points per game (fourth-worst in NBA) on defense, its offense has been strong, as it ranks third-best in the league by averaging 117.9 points per game. Offensively the Pacers have performed better at home this year, putting up 118.9 points per game, compared to 116.8 per game when playing on the road.

Indiana is top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking third-best in the league with 15.2 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 38.2% shooting percentage from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Pacers have taken 55.8% two-pointers (accounting for 63.7% of the team’s buckets) and 44.2% threes (36.3%).

What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston puts up 109.1 points per game and allow 116.4, ranking them 24th in the league on offense and 24th defensively. At home the Rockets are putting up 110.8 points per game, 2.3 more than they are averaging on the road (108.5). The Rockets have performed worse offensively in their previous 10 games, tallying 108.7 points per contest, 0.4 fewer points their than season average of 109.1.

Beyond the arc, Houston is 12th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.5). It is 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. The Rockets take 59.9% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 67.9% of the Rockets’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 32.1% are 3-pointers.

Pacers vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is the Pacers, and we predict that Rockets will cover the spread (Pacers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236.5 points.

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How to bet Pacers vs. Rockets

You can bet on Pacers vs. Rockets at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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