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Spurs and Rockets in Pivotal Game Three

Spurs And Rockets Playoffs

Spurs and Rockets had Blowouts First Two Games

The San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets meet at Toyota Center on Friday night in Game Three of their Western Conference semifinal matchup. The first two have been blowouts. One by each team. Don’t expect that to keep happening in this series as their regular season games are usually close games.

Oddsmakers opened the Rockets as -4-point favorites versus the Spurs, while the game’s total opened at 216. The line now shows the Rockets as 5-points favorites. The total is down to 214.

Houston struggled in transition against a Spurs defense committed to stopping the Rockets’ fast break.  James Harden undermined the Rockets offense in Game Two.  He only shot 3 for 17 from the floor. He  scored only 13 points. The Rockets have showcased this postseason an ability to thrive offensively without Harden playing at peak levels. But when he is as disjointed and inefficient as he was in Game 2, they struggle.

San Antonio was a 121-96 winner in Game Two at home against the Rockets. They covered the -6-point spread as favorites. The total score of 217 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Spurs guard Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the 2017 postseason. He suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon early in the fourth quarter. Parker finished with 18 points and four assists in the victory. He was pivotal in running an offense that produced a 59.7 effective field-goal percentage against a Rockets defense that excelled in Game 1.

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Next up:
San Antonio at Houston Sunday, May 7

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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