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Who Has the Betting Edge in Pivotal Rockets-Spurs Game 5?

After trading wins through four games, the Houston-San Antonio conference semifinal series has become a best-of-three ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal Game 5 at AT&T Center. Sportsbooks opened the Rockets as 5.5-point road underdogs with a total of 214.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in three of the Rockets' last four games on the road.
  • The Spurs are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games at home.
  • The Rockets are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against the Spurs.

The third-seeded Rockets nailed 19 3-pointers in the 125-104 victory and put up a sizzling 68 second-half points in the contest. Houston suffered a massive blow in Game 4 when backup center Nene suffered a torn left groin, and it’s since been announced he’ll miss the rest of the postseason as a result.

San Antonio is struggling with injuries of its own right now. After veteran Tony Parker suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury in Game 2, Dejounte Murray started the last two games and averaged just five points and 1.3 assists. Backup Patty Mills has averaged 12.5 points and 3.5 assists in the last two tilts but is just 8-for-21 from the field in that span.

Unsurprisingly, Rockets superstar James Harden has been doing his thing and then some by averaging 35.5 points over the last two games after putting up just 16.5 in the opening two. It’s going to be imperative for Harden and the Rockets to resemble the team that blew the doors off the Spurs in Game 1 instead of the squad that got absolutely trampled in San Antonio in Game 2.

The OVER continues to be a fantastic bet when the Spurs take the floor in the playoffs, as seven of San Antonio’s previous eight have gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the San Antonio Spurs installed as -5.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 215.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 112-110 result in favor of the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Antonio Spurs currently sport a record of 67-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 47-43-2 ATS. The Houston Rockets are 61-30 and 47-43-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 53-39 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rockets have gone 47-43-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (San Antonio Spurs) and the No. 12 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Antonio's No. 14-ranked offense averaging 105.35 PPG, against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 26 at 109.15 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 47% so far, more than the Houston Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 8 games
  • San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to San Antonio, Thursday, May 11th

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