NBA: Indiana Pacers - Houston Rockets
- Title : NBA: Indiana Pacers - Houston Rockets
Every one says the Pacers should comfortably win this game, and they had Tuesday off and don’t play again until Saturday. They’re better than the Rockets on both offense and defense and are clearly more disciplined at this point in the season. Indiana is so much better than Houston, and it’s not very close.
Indiana has a winning record this season while Houston still has a losing record so I think that the Pacers are the better team in this contest. The Pacers also have a winning record at home while the Rockets have yet to win a single road game so I expect Houston to struggle over these 48 minutes.
Indiana is off to a strong start leading the Central Division and winning five of their first 7 games. The Pacers have three players Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis that are scoring an average of 20.6 points or higher. You name the statistic, and the Pacers probably rank toward the top of the NBA in it under first-year head coach Nate Bjorkgren.
Houston Rockets are 10th on the table of West Conference with two wins and three losses. They won two of the last three matches. Last night, they lost 113-100 at home against Dallas Mavericks. Guests started the game furiously, so they had a 33-21 lead after 12 minutes. Rebounding is a big part of the problem as the Rockets are 27th in the NBA in total rebounds with an average of 41.6 per game, including an average of just 34.0 rebounds per game on the defensive boards.
- Indiana is 5-2 in the last seven
- The Pacers are 4-1 in the last five against a team from the Southwest division
- Houston is 2-7 in the last nine
- The Rockets are 1-5 in the last six against a team from the Eastern Conference
I will go for Indiana Pacers in this game!!
|Prediction||Indiana Pacers Head To Head - Including Overtime|
|Start Time||12:00 : 07-Jan-21|