Spurs in Houston to face rival Rockets
The San Antonio Spurs have lost four straight games ATS against the Houston Rockets as those Western Conference contenders take to the floor together on Tuesday night.
The Rockets are 2-0 both SU and ATS against San Antonio so far this season, winning 112-106 on November 30 and 111-98 on December 25 - as road underdogs both times.
The UNDER has paid out in two of the last three games between the teams.
Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 33-11 and 22-22 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 29-17 and 22-21-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Rockets are 20-24-2, while the Spurs are 26-18.
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Rockets and the No. 6-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-97 win for the Spurs on Tuesday.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 113-101 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio suffered a 113-101 loss against Miami on Sunday, getting 23 points from Tim Duncan in a losing effort at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Rockets were a 99-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockets endured a 99-81 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from James Harden at FedExForum.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 19 in the league with 42.8 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 9.09 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 10 with 8.3 per contest.
San Antonio home to Chicago, Wednesday, January 29th
Houston at Dallas, Wednesday, January 29th