At 7:00 ET, the 11th-ranked Houston Rockets (23-26) travel to face the 6th-ranked Indiana Pacers (28-23) in a non-conference matchup. The Pacers are favored by 7.5 points and the over/under line is set at 239.

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and can be seen on BSIN.

HOUSTON ROCKETS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Rockets +7.5

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-112 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Alperen Sengün finishing with Alperen Sengün points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.6% and knocking down 9 threes.

Will the Rockets Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Today, the Rockets are 10-22 as the underdog this season and have a scoring differential of -3.3 points per game in those games. On the road, their ATS record is 8-13, and they are 5-17 straight up.

This year, Houston's games have averaged a combined 225.7 points per game, which is 13.3 points lower than today's O/U line of 239. So far, their O/U record for the season is 23-26.

In their last game against the Timberwolves, the Rockets lost 111-90. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and Houston was getting 8 points as the underdog.

Overall, the Rockets are 23-26 on the season, which is 11th in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 7-13 compared to 16-13 against the West.

Heading into this game, the Rockets are 21st in the NBA in scoring at 113.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 110.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Houston is 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 26th in both three-point percentage (35%) and three-pointers made per game (12).

In the current season, the Rockets defense has excelled, sitting 8th in the NBA by allowing 112.3 points per game. So far this season, the Rockets' defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 3rd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.4 times per game vs. Houston.

Will Indiana Come Through as Home Favorites?

In Pacers games this season, the average over/under line is 243.4, which is higher than today's line of 239. The team has a 30-21 O/U record this season, with 34 of their games having higher over/under lines than 239.

Indiana's last game vs. the Hornets finished with a combined score of 214 points, which was well below the O/U line of 237. The Pacers won the game by a score of 115-99, covering the spread as 11.5-point favorites.

Indiana's ATS record at home this season is 14-11, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games. As the favorite, their ATS record is 11-10, and they are favored by 7.5 points today.

The Pacers are 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-23. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 22-13 and 9-2 against Central Division opponents. At home, the Pacers are 16-10 compared to 12-13 on the road.

Indiana's O/U record for the season is 30-21, and their games have averaged 246.5 points per game. As the favorite, their average scoring margin is +9.5 points per game, compared to -3.6 points per game as the underdog.

Indiana's offense is the most prolific in the league, averaging 124.2 points per game. They have been even better at home, scoring 126.7 points per game.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.6% of their games. They have also been the top field goal shooting team, hitting 50% of their shots.

Indiana is the top team in the league in two-point field goals, making 58% of their attempts. However, they are just 12th in three-point attempts.

At this time, the Pacers' defense is positioned 28th in the NBA, permitting 122.4 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pacers are forcing 13 per game, which is 19th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 8th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.