Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers odds, injury report, starters - November 18 

Houston Rockets v Indiana Pacers
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The Houston Rockets face the Indiana Pacers at home on Friday, November 18. The Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 101-92 on Wednesday, November 16 to move to 3-12 on the season. The Mavericks were without Luka Doncic, but the Rockets set a Mavericks’ franchise record by blocking 19 shots. The game tips off at 7:10 central time.

The Pacers won Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets 125-113 to move to 7-6. These are the odds, injury reports, and starters for the Rockets vs Pacers’ November 18 matchup.

Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers odds

Wynnbet has the Rockets as +5.5 underdogs against the Pacers. The over/under for total points is 237 points. The Rockets’ over/under for points is 115.5, and the Pacers’ over/under for points is 121. ESPN analytics gives the Pacers a 61.8% chance to win the game.

Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers injury report

Bruno Fernando is out with left patellar tendinitis but recently completed a rigorous workout and will be back soon. Jae’Sean Tate is out with a right ankle injury and will be out for at least another two to three weeks. Kevin Porter Jr. is listed as day-to-day and is questionable to play with left lower back soreness. 

The Pacers have listed Chris Duarte and Daniel Theis as out. Theis had knee surgery and is out indefinitely. Duarte suffered an ankle injury and could rejoin the team after Thanksgiving. Kendall Brown is listed as day-to-day. 

Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers starters

The Pacers started Jalen Smith, Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard, and Buddy Hield against the Hornets. Rookie sensation Bennedict Mathurin remains their sixth man but could enter their starting lineup at any time. 

The Rockets started Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., and Eric Gordon Monday against the Mavericks. If Kevin Porter Jr. misses the game, it’s likely the Rockets will start Kenyon Martin Jr. at small forward and have Green and Gordon split ball-handling duties. Tari Eason is also another candidate to get the start. 

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