San Antonio Spurs (37-29) at Houston Rockets (52-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -12.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The San Antonio Spurs could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.2 points and 8.3 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Patty Mills is dishing 2.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.1 points and 8.8 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.7 points and eight assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets haven’t lost a home game since January 4.
The Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are a team that's falling apart and the Houston Rockets have a chance to create even more distance in the standings. The problem is the Rockets are just 6-13 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. Also, regardless of how bad the Spurs are, you usually aren't getting this many free points with them, and it's never wise to count them out in any spot. Give me the points here.