Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 18, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Pacers (20-40) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Rockets (15-43)
  • Total (Over/Under): 239.5 points
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on SportsNet SW & BSIN

The Indiana Pacers visit Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EDT in Houston.

The Pacers are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Pacers are 31-35 against the spread, while the Rockets are 27-40 against the spread.

The Pacers vs Rockets Over/Under is 239.5 total points for the game.


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Pacers vs. Rockets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Indiana Pacers-3.5 -110O 239.5 -110-160
Houston Rockets +3.5 -110U 239.5 -110135

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pacers have gone:

  • 31-35 against the Spread (-7.55 Units / -9.94% ROI)
  • 23-46 against the Moneyline (-18.4 Units / -19.6% ROI)
  • 39-30 against the Over for game total points (+6 Units / 7.91% ROI)
  • 30-39 against the Under for game total points (-12.9 Units / -17% ROI)
  • Away – Positive ATS Trends
  • Away – Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Rockets have gone:

  • 27-40 against the Spread (-17 Units / -22.73% ROI)
  • 17-51 against the Moneyline (-12.15 Units / -17.39% ROI)
  • 38-29 against the Over for game total points (+6.1 Units / 8.15% ROI)
  • 29-38 against the Under for game total points (-12.75 Units / -17.06% ROI)
  • Home – Positive ATS Trends
  • Home – Negative ATS Trends

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Indiana Pacers: Keys to the Game vs. the Houston Rockets

The Pacers are 3-11 (.214) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Pacers are 15-39 (.278) when their opponent attempts 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .459

The Pacers are 15-22 (.405) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pacers are 5-22 (.185) when losing the rebounding margin this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .298

Houston Rockets: Keys to the Game vs. the Indiana Pacers

The Rockets are 11-43 (.200) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Rockets are 8-32 (.200) when they lose the turnover margin this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Rockets were 1-15 (.062) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .512

The Rockets were 6-32 (.158) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

Injury Report: Rockets vs. PacersFriday‘s Game, Mar. 18

  • Eric Gordon (Rockets): Gordon is questionable for Friday’s (Mar. 18) game against Indiana.
  • Ricky Rubio (Pacers): Rubio suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • T.J. McConnell (Pacers): The Pacers announced that McConnell will be re-evaluated in February.
  • Goga Bitadze (Pacers): Bitadze did not play in Tuesday’s game (Mar. 15) against the Grizzlies.
  • Myles Turner (Pacers): The Pacers announced that Turner is a few weeks from returning to action.
  • T.J. Warren (Pacers): Warren will not play for the Pacers this season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Isaiah Jackson (Pacers): Jackson has entered the concussion protocol and is expected to miss a few games, according to Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files.

Indiana Pacers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pacers are shooting 31% from three (241/780) in the second half this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Pacers had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.1 (1,973 assists/ 937 TOs) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Pacers have averaged 0.49 points per possession (2,229 points/4,825 possessions) in the second half this season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.51

The Pacers are shooting 33% from three (517/1,585) this season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

Houston Rockets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have averaged 16.3 turnovers per game (751 turnovers/46 games) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Rockets have 24.5 free throw attempts per game this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Rockets have a 29% free throw rate (1,129 free throw attempts/3,941 field goal attempts) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24%

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4 (1,052 assists/ 751 TOs) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

Indiana Pacers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pacers have averaged 6.3 blocks per game (358 blocks/57 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Pacers averaged 6.4 blocks per game (460 blocks/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pacers have averaged 6.2 blocks per game (724 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pacers blocked 460 shots last season — most among NBA teams

Houston Rockets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have blocked 304 shots on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams


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