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Spurs vs. Rockets - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (16-18) at San Antonio Spurs (28-6)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)

The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBATV, FSSW

The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs play Saturday night at the AT&T Center.

The Houston Rockets could use a nice win after losing four of their last five games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.4 points and 6.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.5 points and 11.7 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing five rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 4.2 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last seven road games.

Spurs vs. Rockets - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Antonio Spurs look to remain hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 88.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 12.7 points and 5.1 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.5 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 12th.

The Rockets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Spurs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 23-8 ATS in their last 31 home games. The Rockets are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. 

The Spurs haven't lost at home in quite some time and will be eager to return the favor to the Rockets, as they lost to them on Christmas. Houston is too inconsistent to trust even with a big number. I'll take San Antonio in a blowout.

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San Antonio Spurs -12

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