Pacers Game Tonight: Pacers vs Rockets Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 23

Indiana Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite facing a shorthanded team, the Indiana Pacers managed to pull the necessary strings on national TV for an embarrassing loss to the hobbled Miami Heat, sinking them further in the standings with a 13-19 record after the rout.

After the dispiriting defeat, the Pacers will have a chance to reward themselves before Christmas as they face the Houston Rockets, which own the third-worst record in the league and the worst in the Western Conference, for the first time in their campaign.

On the season, the Pacers are 10-7 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse and 5-5 against the West while the Rockets are 3-15 on the road and 6-9 against the East. Indiana ranks 12th in offensive rating and 17th in defensive rating while Houston sits at 27th and 29th, respectively, on the same departments.

10-22. Bally Sports Indiana. 13-19. 100. 7 PM ET. 169. Thursday, Dec 23. Pacers -9.0

Pacers vs Rockets Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from WynnBET (sign up with this link) have the Pacers as overwhelming -9.0 favorites at home against the visiting Rockets. Indiana stands as a -400 moneyline favorite while Houston is currently a +320 moneyline underdog.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 222.5. A high-scoring match is anticipated by the oddsmakers.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Justin Holiday

PF: Domantas Sabonis

C:   Myles Turner

SG: Caris LeVert

PG: Brad Wanamaker

Pacers Injury Report

Malcolm Brogdon, who exited early in the previous game with a sore Achilles, will be a game time decision. TJ McConnell (wrist) and TJ Warren (left foot) remain sidelined for this game.

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Prediction

The Pacers look so lifeless recently, largely devoid of any bright spot after reeling in three straight wins in the previous week. Despite what the odds say, Indiana cannot and should not be trusted to pierce through an easy win at home even against Houston, owner of the worst record in the Western Conference.

That being said, the Rockets are simply bad on both ends that the Pacers, even in their stale demeanor, could ultimately end up being too much to handle. Expect Indiana to win in relatively easy fashion against Houston in a shootout.

Pacers 120, Rockets 109

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What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Thursday’s contest will air on Bally Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) and AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston) and will tip off at 7 PM ET

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

After Christmas, Indiana will hit the road for a match against Chicago, to be followed by a home game against Charlotte. Another meeting with the Bulls at home will be on sight to end the calendar year while the Pacers kick off 2022 on the road to tussle with Cleveland.

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Dec. 26 @ Chicago

Dec. 29 vs Charlotte

Dec. 31 vs Chicago

Jan. 02 @ Cleveland