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Rockets and Spurs Battle for Top Spot in Soutwest

The Rockets and Spurs battle it out at AT&T Center on Wednesday. The first place Spurs are hosting the Rockets in a early season Southwest Division battle. The Rockets are road-weary having played 5 of 7 games this season on the road. They are on the tail-end of a 5 game road trip where they are 2-2.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rockets and Spurs line listed with San Antonio 8½-point favorites. The game’s total is sitting at 212.

San Antonio lost its last outing, a 116-92 result against the LA Clippers on November 05. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a -5-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. San Antonio, which was almost bulletproof last season when it won 40 of its 41 regular-season games at the AT&T Center, has dropped two in a row at home – including an ugly 116-92 setback to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. In that game, the Spurs surrendered 39 points in the first quarter and 73 by halftime after being up 8-0 in the early minutes.

The Rockets were a 114-106 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Washington Wizards. They covered the +1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (220) made winners of OVER bettors. James Harden is enjoying the freewheeling opportunities D’Antoni’s offense allows him. Teammates are taking advantage as well; forward Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and led the Rockets with five 3-pointers and guard Trevor Ariza added 15 points against the Wizards. Harden racked up 15 assists

Rockets and Spurs Stats

Team record: 4-3 SU,4-3 ATS
Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games

San Antonio:
Team record: 5-2 SU,4-2-1 ATS
San Antonio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to San Antonio Saturday, November 12
San Antonio home to Detroit Friday, November 11

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