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Central Division foes square off when the Indiana Pacers (5-2) host the Houston Rockets (2-3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The Rockets are in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of January 5, 2021, 6:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Rockets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 6

Pacers:
Jeremy Lamb: Out (Knee),
T.J. Warren: Out (Foot),
Goga Bitadze: Out (Right ankle),
Brian Bowen II: Out (Groin)

Rockets:
Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),
Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Back),
Mason Jones: Day To Day (Right Ankle)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Pacers (-2)

Pick OU:
Under (227)

Prediction:
Rockets 121 Pacers 104
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Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malcolm Brogdon 7 22.0 4.3 7.0 1.9 0.1 3.0
Victor Oladipo 6 20.8 5.5 4.7 1.3 0.3 3.3
Domantas Sabonis 7 20.6 11.3 6.7 0.9 0.6 1.3
Myles Turner 7 13.3 5.6 0.6 1.6 3.6 1.3
Doug McDermott 7 11.6 4.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.9

Pacers Player Props

  • Malcolm Brogdon’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 16.5, 5.5 points less than his season average of 22.0.
  • Domantas Sabonis’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 35.5, 3.1 less than his season average of 38.6.
  • Victor Oladipo’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.8 shots lower than his season average of 3.3.
  • Myles Turner’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 1.1 blocks lower than his season average of 3.6.

Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 5 23.6 10.0 1.6 1.0 2.0 1.2
Sterling Brown 5 8.8 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.0 2.0
Jae’Sean Tate 5 7.0 5.0 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.6
PJ Tucker 5 4.2 5.6 1.2 1.2 0.6 1.0

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s points prop total for the game is set at 15.5, 8.1 points less than his season average of 23.6.
  • Sterling Brown’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.5 shots lower than his season average of 2.0.
  • Wood’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks lower than his season average of 2.0.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pacers are shooting 49.3% from the field this season, 2.9 percentage points higher than the 46.4% the Rockets allow to opponents.
  • Indiana is 5-0 against the spread and 5-1 overall when it shoots better than 46.4% from the field.
  • Houston has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 2-2 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 49.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Rockets are shooting 46.8% from the field, 0.9% higher than the 45.9% the Pacers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Houston is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it shoots higher than 45.9% from the field.
  • When Indiana’s opponents shoot greater than 46.8% from the field, it is 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • The Pacers are making 36.1% of their three-point shots this season, 3.1% lower than the 39.2% the Rockets allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Indiana has put together a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 39.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Houston has put up a 2-0 against the spread while going 2-0 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 36.1% from deep.
  • The Rockets shoot 33.5% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 8.3 percentage points lower than the Pacers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (41.8%).
  • Houston is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when shooting over 41.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Indiana has a 1-0 ATS record and a 1-0 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Pacers connect on 12.9 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.1 more made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Rockets give up.
  • When Indiana makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 2-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall. When Houston is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 1-1 ATS and 0-2 straight up.
  • The Pacers rank 12th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Rockets give up the 25th-fewest made threes in the league.

Pacers vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
7th 114.9 Points Scored 112.2 12th
10th 108.1 Points Allowed 115.6 22nd
29th 41.3 Rebounds 41.6 26th
29th 7.1 Off. Rebounds 7.6 27th
12th 12.9 3pt Made 12.8 14th
4th 27.7 Assists 22 25th
8th 13.6 Turnovers 14.6 17th

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