San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/16/21

San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/16/21 Photo by Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (4-6) at San Antonio Spurs (6-6)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm (AT&T Center)

The Line: San Antonio Spurs -7 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.

The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 23.1 points and 10.1 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 18.6 points and 5.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Ben McLemore is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

The San Antonio Spurs look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds. Keldon Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and LaMarcus Aldridge is dishing 2.6 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The under is 20-8-1 in Rockets last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

We've backed the San Antonio Spurs a lot this season, but they're much more attractive in the underdog role than when they're laying big chalk. The Houston Rockets got the black cloud out of the way in James Harden, and they just beat these Spurs on Thursday night. The Rockets still have a respectable roster and now there's more shots for everybody with the ISO king now in Brooklyn. The Spurs should be favored, but this is a lot of points. Not sure how you turn down the Rockets in this spot.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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