Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (6-3) at Houston Rockets (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet in a NBA matchup Saturday night at the Toyota Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.4 points and 3.1 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 87 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won five straight road games.
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The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.6 points and 13 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 15.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Ryan Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won three straight home games.
The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Rockets are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
The Spurs have been shaky recently and are coming off the end of a back-to-back after playing the Detroit Pistons on Friday. The Rockets also already beat the Spurs on the road this season and are putting up some impressive numbers offensively overall. Houston also has to be thrilled to be at home after such a heavy early road schedule. I have to side with the Rockets in this spot at home.