Rockets vs. Spurs - 2/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (48-9) at Houston Rockets (28-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet Saturday night at the Toyota Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 105.1 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 92.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.2 points and 2.4 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Tony Parker is dishing 5.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won four straight road games.
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The Houston Rockets look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.3 points and seven assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.5 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Marcus Thornton is dishing 1.4 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Spurs are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. Western Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
After the Rockets monster comeback against Portland, maybe that was the turnaround this team needed. Regardless, the Rockets are one of the nine teams to beat the Spurs this season. There's value to getting points here with Houston at home.