Houston Rockets (3-6) at San Antonio Spurs (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -6 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs meet Thursday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 24.8 points and 10.4 assists while Christian Wood is averaging 22.6 points and 1.3 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 16.2 points and seven rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and LaMarcus Aldridge is dishing 2.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win. The under is 5-0-1 in Rockets last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 Thursday games. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Houston Rockets no longer have Harden on their squad, which certainly removes a black cloud from the franchise, but it also removes one of the best players in the league. It's going to take the Rockets time to adjust. The San Antonio Spurs continue to play solid basketball and have been covering machines dating back to the NBA bubble. Oddsmakers are starting to catch on to the Spurs, but with no Harden on the other side, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the home team.