Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets 3/18/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers
Date & Time: 3/19/2022, 12:00 AM UTC
Location: Toyota Center
Address: Houston, TX
Latest Odds: IND -3 ; O/U 239
TV Channel: BSSW

The Indiana Pacers look to snap a two-game losing streak when visiting the Houston Rockets on Friday. Indiana is fourth in the Central Division at 23-47 and 21 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Bucks. Indiana was defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday 135-102. The leading scorer for Indiana was Jalen Smith with 15 points. The Pacers committed 20 turnovers compared to just 10 by Memphis.

Buddy Hield is leading Indiana in scoring with an average of 19.3 points per game, while Malcolm Brogdon is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 18.9 points and 5.9 assists per game. Jalen Smith is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.1 rebounds per game. Indiana is scoring an average of 110.5 points per game, while shooting 46.1% overall and 34.0% from 3-point territory.

Houston looks to snap a three-game losing streak when hosting Indiana on Friday. The Rockets are last in the Southwest Division at 17-52 and 30 ½ games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. Houston was defeated by the Phoenix Suns 129-112 on Wednesday. Jalen Green was the leading scorer for Houston with 22 points. The Rockets were outrebounded by Phoenix 49-33.

Christian Wood is leading Houston in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, while Jalen Smith is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.6 points per game. Kevin Porter Jr is the leader in assists with an average of 6.0 assists per game. Houston is scoring an average of 108.9 points per game, while the Rockets are shooting 45.3% overall and 34.4% from 3-point territory.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Indiana is 6-12 ATS in its last 18
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Pacers last 5
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Rockets last 5
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Free NBA Pick: Under 239

Houston will pick up just its 18th victory of the season on Friday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in four of Indiana's last five as well as in four of Houston's last five. Indiana is 24th in the NBA in points allowed at 113.3 points per game, while Houston is last in the NBA in points allowed at 118.4 points per game. The Rockets are allowing opponents to shoot 48.4% overall which is also last in the NBA. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win but our best play is UNDER 120-117.


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