Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Nov. 18

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Continuing their impressive play recently, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Charlotte Hornets last Wednesday night, 125-113m taking over late in the fourth quarter to upend the hosts in a high-scoring contest. For the first time in almost two years, the team is now in possession of a winning record.

Tonight, the Pacers remain on the road to visit the Houston Rockets which, at 3-13, own the worst record in the Western Conference and second-worst in the league. This should be a pretty good opportunity for Indiana to extend its momentum.

Last season, the Pacers swept the season series, winning both contests against the Rockets. Houston leads the all-time series, 57-42, though Indiana has won five straight.

Bally Sports Indiana. IND -5.0. 3-12. 169. 8 PM EST. 7-6. 100. Friday, Nov 18

  • Indiana Pacers: 7th (ORtg), 27th (DRtg), 2nd (Pace) 13th (NRtg)
  • Houston Rockets: 26th (ORtg), 28th (DRtg), 11th (Pace) 28th (NRtg)

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

The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Indiana as -5.0 favorites on the road against Houston. The Pacers stand as -198 money line favorites while the Rockets are currently +166 money line underdogs.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 236.5. The oddsmakers are expecting a very high-scoring affair between both teams.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Buddy Hield

PF: Jalen Smith

C: Myles Turner

SG: Tyrese Haliburton

PG: Andrew Nembhard

Pacers Injury Report

Chris Duarte (ankle) and Daniel Theis (knee) will remain out against New Orleans. Meanwhile, Kendall Brown (health and safety protocols) is currently listed as a game-time decision.

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets Prediction

Both teams have not been good defensively so far, so this will be a battle decided by which team outshoot the other. The Rockets have pretty good creators on their team, with a similar makeup to the Pacers’ style, but with Indiana on a roll and touting a much more efficient offense, expect the visitors to come out of the gates strong in Houston.

Pacers 122, Rockets 114

What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Friday’s contest will be available on Bally Sports Indiana and will tip off at 8 PM EST.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

The Pacers start a four-game homestand with two consecutive games against the Magic before the Timberwolves and Nets come to town.

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Nov. 23 vs Minnesota

Nov. 25 vs Brooklyn

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.