San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets - 11/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (4-3) at San Antonio Spurs (5-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the AT&T Center on ESPN.
The Houston Rockets look for a statement road victory after winning four of their last six games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.6 points and 12.7 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 15.4 points and 2.9 rebounds. Ryan Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The San Antonio Spurs look for a bounce back performance after losing two of their last three games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 97.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.4 points and 3.4 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 87.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six home games.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in San Antonio and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Rockets are playing some solid ball recently and are putting up big time offensive numbers like we all expected. However, the Rockets four victories so far came against the Mavericks, Knicks and Wizards, all subpar or below average teams. The Spurs have had a lot of time off and have won six of the last seven games against the Rockets. This line is a little steep, but the Spurs should be able to win this game by double digits if they play to their potential.