As the 2014-15 NBA Regular Season 2nd Half games continue this coming Monday Night the 23rd of March 2015, we have the Houston Rockets 46-23 (3rd Western Conference) playing the Indian Pacers 30-39 (9th Eastern Conference) and the game will be played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and tip-off will be at 7 PM ET and seen on NBA TV.
The Indiana Pacers still have a possibility of making this year’s playoff, but presently they are on the outside looking in after going through an extended loss streak. While the Rockets in their last game crashed against the Phoenix Suns and seek to redeem them in this game with Indiana.
If you’re a Rockets fan surely you know that their star Harden did not have enough gas in his tank to see them through their last game with the Suns of Phoenix, as he and the Rockets sputtered out and lost the game 117 to 102 and that was a home game. That came after the Rockets of Houston had just completed a great 3 game win streak.
Although the Rockets Harden scored some 16 points in the game he only completed 5 of his 19 field goal attempts which was measly 26%, and what was amazing was that in his game before Phoenix, he scored 50 points against the Nuggets of Denver, and that was his career high. But we can’t cut him short as he is still having a great season, as in his last 7 games has average 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 29 points per game. The Rockets would like to see the same performance they got from Harden against the Pacers back on the 19th of January 2015 as he accumulated some 45 points in that game and they slipped by Indiana 110 to 98 in that game. In the Rockets last road games they were 9-11 SU & ATS.
If you’re a Hoosier or and Pacers fan from Indiana and Bet on NBA at a Sportsbook, we are sure you are aware that lately the Pacers have when on a extremes pattern in just a few weeks, as they completed 7 games with wins, and since then have managed to lose 5 consecutive games, and that actually moved them, at least for the moment, out of the scene for the 2014-15 NBA playoffs. As we mentioned earlier, outside and looking in!
A Indiana team that has been known for the great defensive units but has now in their last 5 games looking for that defensive talent as they allowed their opponents some 106 points each game ( and that ranks 3rd in NBA), and think about that, as it happens to be 9 points more than their points scored in each game which has be 97. That defense allowed this past week the Nets to score some 123 points as the Nets shot 61% from the field and that’s and incredible percentage in a league.
The Pacer admittedly have had difficulties in their last 4 games, but you can be sure their coach Vogel will create some type of plan to overcome his team’s poor play making displayed in their last outing, so let’s watch for a change forthcoming. One expert thinks this will happen and has predicted that the Pacers of Indiana would win this game and cover the spread against the Houston Rockets.