More Than State Bragging Rights On the Line
The Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs meet at AT&T Center on Monday Night to begin their NBA Playoffs 2nd Round Series. The Spurs and Rockets are bitter division and In State Rivals. The Spurs won three of the four regular season matchups. Two of those came in Houston. Actually, the Spurs won the final three meetings by a combined total of 10 points.
Oddsmakers opened the Spurs as -4.5-point favorites versus the Rockets, while the game’s total opened at 215.5. The linesmakers now have the Spurs as a 6-point favorite and the total has settled at 214.5.
San Antonio was a 103-96 winner as they knocked out the Memphis Grizzlies on the road in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs. The Spurs covered in the game as a -5.5-point favorite. The 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard scored eight consecutive points to propel the Spurs into the lead in Game 7 against Memphis. He had 29 in the game and averaged 31 points in the series. He had three games of 30 or more points. A 43-point effort in a Game 2 victory in San Antonio was the gem.
Spurs and Rockets Could be a Classic Series
Houston was a 105-99 winner at home against the Okahoma City Thunder in the NBA Playoffs First Round. They put the Grizzlies out in five games. The Rockets should be well rested. They failed to cover the -7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Houston guard James Harden overcame another poor shooting performance from the floor and finished with a team-high 34 points in the Game 5 Win against OKC. He only shot 8 of 25, but he was 16 of 17 from the free-throw line in the contest. Lou Williams had 22 points and Patrick Beverley added 15 points and eight rebounds. Eric Gordon and Nene combined for 22 points off the bench as the Houston bench posted a 44-22 advantage.
Spurs and Rockets Betting Trends
|Houston is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games|
|Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games|
|Houston is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 15 games on the road|
|Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing San Antonio|
|Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Antonio|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing San Antonio|
|Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio|
|Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio|
San Antonio Spurs
|San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games|
|San Antonio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio’s last 8 games|
|San Antonio is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games at home|
|San Antonio is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston|
|San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games when playing Houston|
|San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston|
|San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games when playing at home against Houston|
Houston at San Antonio Wednesday, May 3
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