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November 5, 2018

There is one NBA pick tonight.

 

Indiana Pacers +1 spread against Houston Rockets for 3% of the bankroll.

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding the Houston Rockets, especially now that they are (basically) back at full strength and James Harden has returned to the rotation. There is no question that Harden is an MVP caliber player and makes this a much more dynamic offense. That being said, this is still a Rockets team that has shown a number of issues to start the season. Just because they have won a couple of games in a row against the like of the Nets and injury-ravaged Bulls, doesn't erase the fact that this team still dropped 5 of their first 6 games to start the season.

Tonight, they will have a tall task ahead of them, heading to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on what should be a very confident Indiana Pacers' team. Unlike the Rockets, the Pacers already look to be in mid-season form, having won 5 of their last 6 games, and are coming off a very impressive victory over the Boston Celtics as 3.5-point underdogs. They should be motivated to hand another powerhouse team a loss tonight.

This is actually a bad matchup for the Rockets. They have struggled on both sides of the ball and continue to live and die by the 3-ball. Indiana has cranked up the pressure on the defensive end and if the Rockets shots aren't falling, it is going to be hard for them to pull off the victory. This spread is basically a pick'em, but the home court advantage will be the deciding factor tonight as the Pacers pick up another victory on their home court tonight.




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