Rockets vs. Spurs - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (53-26) at Houston Rockets (53-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KENS, ROOT
The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet Friday night at the Toyota Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their nine-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 103.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 13.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.9 assists and Danny Green is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Spurs can get that much closer to the second seed in the West with a victory. Marco Belinelli is questionable with a groin injury.
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The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.6 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 6.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 45.1 percent in their last five games and have won eight of their last nine when topping 100 points. The Rockets can also get closer to the second seed in the West with a victory. The Rockets have won five of their last six on their home court.
The Spurs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Southwest. The Rockets are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games. The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Houston and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I look for the Rockets to bounce back here, as they were beat up by the Spurs the last time they met. Houston will play with a sense of urgency and will have the home crowd behind them to get the job done.