The Houston Rockets (23-26) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (28-23) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Rockets vs Pacers
The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Alperen Sengün scored 15 for Houston against the Timberwolves which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 35.2%. Cam Whitmore contributed 14 points, but Houston lost the game 111-90.
In their last three games, the Rockets have gone 1-2 and are 23-26 overall. When facing Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 16-13 compared to a 7-13 record in non-conference games.
Houston has an overall ATS record of 26-22 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the Rockets hold an ATS record of 8-13 in contrast to a 18-9 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
The Pacers notched a win against the Hornets in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 115-99. Going into the second half the Pacers held the lead at 55-44.
Coming into today, the Pacers are 28-23 overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are 6th and are 3rd in the Central division.
Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 28-21 so far this season. Indiana has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 14-11 ATS at home compared to 14-10 on the road.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
The Rockets come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 113.4 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Rockets are 21st in the NBA at 113.4 points per game. However, their scoring average drops to 110.6 on the road compared to 115.6 at home.
So far this season, Houston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.8% of their games. In terms of pace, the Rockets are 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, Houston is 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are 26th in three-point shooting at 35%.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 124.2 points per game.
At home, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA this season, averaging 126.7 points per game. Overall, they are first in the league at 124.2 points per game.
Indiana’s offense has been efficient, as they lead the NBA in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also first in two-point field goal percentage at 58%.
So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are third in the league at 101.8 possessions per game.
Rockets Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 112.3 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Rockets are forcing 12.2 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 24th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.
Pacers Team Defense
The Pacers’ defense is presently ranked 28th in the league, allowing an average of 122.4 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.8% and allowing 37.2% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Rockets And Pacers
In today’s game, our projections have Alperen Sengün leading the Rockets with 19 points on 8/15 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.6 points per game along with 9.3 boards.
On the other side, Tyrese Haliburton is our projected leading scorer for the Pacers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.8%, and he is contributing 22.6 points per game on average.
Rockets vs Pacers Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Houston has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 108 points per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 6-3-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 115 points per game in this stretch.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Pacers struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 4-1.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +7.5, the Rockets is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 239, and our model predicts the Rockets and Pacers to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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