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Spurs visit Rockets in hoops battle

San Antonio SpursHouston Rockets
March 12, 8:30 PM | Toyota Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Odds

53-12TEAM RECORD33-33

The visiting Spurs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Toyota Center against the Rockets.

The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 36-27-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Rockets are 35-29-2 ATS. San Antonio is 34-31 on the totals; Houston is 34-32.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Rockets and the No. 5-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 109-104 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 9 in the league with 42.3 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 10 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 8.2 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 5 with 8.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.3 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 108-103 result against the Kings on March 11. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tony Parker went off for 27 points and added 1 rebound leading San Antonio over Sacramento, 108-103, on Friday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 113-110 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 223 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kyle Lowry chucked in 32 points for Houston on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 113-110 at US Airways Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Spurs at Rockets trends to consider:
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio at Miami, Monday, March 14
Houston home to Phoenix, Monday, March 14

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