In this early season matchup, the Houston Rockets (3-12) will face off against the Indiana Pacers (7-6) in Houston on Friday, November 18 at Toyota Center. Still in the early part of the season, both of these teams will of course be hoping for a win in this game as they look to set the pace for the rest of the year. Tipoff is at 7:00 PM CT, so make sure to place your bets and tune in!
For context on Friday’s early-season matchup, how have the Rockets and the Pacers performed against each other in the past?
So far this season, these teams haven’t played yet and the Rockets are readying themselves for their first clash with the Pacers. In their previous meeting on October 14, 2022, the score was 114-122 in favor of the Rockets. In that game, the Rockets had a 51.72% field goal percentage and a 46.15% three pointer percentage, whereas the Pacers had a 48.94% field goal percentage and shot 29.27% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Houston grabbed 51 rebounds and 20 assists while Indiana had 38 boards and 29 assists.
Betting Preview for the Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets NBA Game on November 18 2022
Where: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
When: Friday, November 18, 2022
Betting on the Indiana Pacers
Record: 7-6 | Central Division Standing: 3
The Indiana Pacers have come out on top in six out of their last 10 games and are currently in 6th place in the conference. In their most recent game they outplayed the New York Knicks, 121-107, thanks to the solid performances of star players Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon. To that point, Sabonis accounted for 32 points (61.11 FG%) and 13 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon had 21 points (50.0 FG%). Check out our assessment further down to learn how this performance has cast their odds for the upcoming game against Houston on Friday.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Pacers will play without Daniel Theis (Knee) and Chris Duarte (Ankle).
Betting on the Houston Rockets
Record: 3-12 | Southwest Division Standing: 5
The Houston Rockets were defeated by the Portland Pilots in their most recent game on Saturday, 128-126, in spite of excellent performances from James Harden and Christian Wood. Harden yielded 44 points (57.14 FG%, six 3-pointers) and 17 assists, whereas Christian Wood chipped in 31 points (63.64 FG%) and 13 rebounds. The Rockets are currently in the last position in the league. Make sure you review our odds assessment for Friday’s game below and consider how the squad’s recent performance could influence their meeting versus Indiana.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the Rockets are missing Jae’Sean Tate (Ankle) and Bruno Fernando (Knee).
Pacers vs Rockets | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Houston Rockets (+154) at FanDuel
Coming into this game, the Indiana Pacers are considered the favorite by many basketball fans and oddsmakers. The squad enters this matchup sporting a winning percentage of 60% in the last 10 games (six wins and four losses) while the winning percentage of the Houston Rockets on the other hand, is less at 20% in the last 10 games (a record of two wins and eight losses).
Over/Under Pick: Under 236 Total Points (-110) at DraftKings
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be under 236.
The Houston Rockets have registered 108.7 points an outing over their most recent 10 games. On the other hand, the Indiana Pacers have recorded 116.8 points per game over their last 10 games.
Spread Pick: Indiana Pacers -4 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The Indiana Pacers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
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