Spurs vs. Rockets - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (53-24) at San Antonio Spurs (51-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSSW
The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs meet Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.
The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.7 points and 6.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.8 points and 10.5 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.6 assists and Terrence Jones is grabbing seven rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 44.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 12 games when topping 100 points. Six of the Rockets last eight losses have come on the road. Kostas Papanikolaou is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their eight-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 14.5 points and five assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Danny Green is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a Tuesday win over the Thunder in which they shot 52.8 percent from the field. The Spurs are playing their best ball right now and still have a shot to reach the No. 2 seed. Parker is questionable with an injury.
The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Spurs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Rockets are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I love the Rockets and think they have a chance to win the championship come playoff time. However, the Spurs are downright in the zone right now and will be tough to beat on their home court. Give me the defending champs and the reasonable chalk.