NBA Matchups  >>  Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers Preview 01/18/2013

 
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The fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be treated to a game between the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers when they take their seats on Friday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pacers listed as 5½-point favorites versus the Rockets, while the game's total is sitting at 203½.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 105-100 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-86 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Houston:
Team record: 21-19 SU, 21-18-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 5 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of last 20 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 16 games
is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Indiana:
Team record: 24-16 SU, 20-20 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing at home against Houston

When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1


NEXT UP:
Houston at Minnesota, Saturday, January 19
Indiana at Memphis, Monday, January 21