SA Spurs Look to Hold 1st in Southwest
The San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets battle at Toyota Center on Saturday in a battle of division rivals. This is their 2nd meeting in 3 days with the SA Spurs playing for the 3rd straight night. The Spurs hold a 1/2-game lead going into tonight’s game.
Oddsmakers currently have the Spurs listed as 2-point favorites versus the Rockets, while the game’s total is sitting at 206.
In their last action, Houston was a 101-99 winner on the road against the SA Spurs. They covered the +8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Rockets continue to learn on the fly. They moved James Harden to defacto point guard duties. They are also overcoming a rotation shortened by the loss of guard Patrick Beverley. He is set to return from knee surgery later this month.
SA Spurs were a 96-86 winner in its last match at home against the Detroit Pistons. They covered the -9-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Spurs have been undermined by backcourt injuries. Tony Parker (knee) is returning from a three-game hiatus one game after Danny Green (eye) made his season debut. Like Houston, the Spurs underwent roster upheaval during the offseason. The result of those changes has been basketball not quite up to Spurs standards.
Stats and Matchups
Team record: 6-3 SU,5-3-1 ATS
San Antonio is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Team record: 5-3 SU,5-3 ATS
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games
San Antonio home to Miami Monday, November 14
Houston home to Philadelphia Monday, November 14
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