Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets - 4/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (14-40) vs Indiana Pacers (25-28)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Toyota Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.8 points and 6.1 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 21.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Rockets are 6-23 ATS in their last 29 home games and 18-40 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The over is 13-4 in Pacers last 17 road games. The over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 overall. The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Houston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are on the end of a back to back, but they're running into a Rockets team that's just not good straight up or against the spread. The Houston Rockets have lost 10 of their last 12 games, and they're losing by an average of 6.6 points in their last five games and 8.5 points in the underdog role. The Rockets are also 6-20 against the spread at home and 18-36 against the spread on the season. Needless to say, you make money fading the Rockets. So, give me the Pacers.
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Randy’s Pick Indiana Pacers -5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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