San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets - 10/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (0-0) vs. San Antonio Spurs (0-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -7 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets host the San Antonio Spurs take the hardwood in their final NBA preseason contest.
The San Antonio Spurs look to end the preseason schedule on a winning note with a visit to the Houston Rockets on Friday. San Antonio dropped a 103-98 decision to the visiting Orlando Magic on Tuesday night as a winnable game went by the wayside in a 13 point 4th quarter.
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The Spurs won the shooting battle 47.3%-44% but gave the ball away 22 times which helped Orlando manage 17 more looks at the basket and consequently five more field goals. LaMarcus Aldridge was the top scorer for San Antonio with 16 points on 6-11 from the floor with Dejounte Murray adding 15 points, six pulls, five assists and three blocks while Patty Mills and Rudy Gay scored 13 points each on 7-11 accuracy.
The Houston Rockets end the preseason slate with a visit from the San Antonio Spurs. Houston will be gunning for their second straight victory after going on the road and shutting down the Memphis Grizzlies 101-89 on Wednesday behind a 57-42 second half run. Both teams sank shots in the 38% range while combining for 41 turnovers so the only real difference was Houston holding a 14-6 advantage on three pointers.
James Harden paced the Rockets offense with 18 points but he struggled on 2-13 from the floor including an 0-8 mark from distance but he did hit 14-15 from the charity stripe and hand out nine helpers. Trevor Ariza gave Houston 16 points on 6-12 and grabbed eight boards while Clint Capela added 15 points and nine rebounds on 5-9 from the field. The Rockets received 12 and ten point respectively from Eric Gordon and Luc Mbah a Moute.
Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and over is 10-1 in Spurs last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 10-1 in Spurs last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 games following a straight up win and Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points and under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 Friday games. Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Houston and Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston.
My take on this is if San Antonio is really interested then I have toside with the points...