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Spurs are the Hottest UNDER Bet in the NBA

The San Antonio Spurs rank only 2 1/2 games behind Western Conference-leading Golden State, and the time for them to strike is now in the wake of an injury to Warriors superstar small forward Kevin Durant. The Spurs, who sit five games ahead of the Rockets, are winners of seven straight and can make it eight with a triumph over Houston at AT&T Center tonight. Oddsmakers opened the Rockets as 4-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 218.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Rockets' last four games against the Spurs.
  • The Spurs are 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine games as a favorite of 4.0 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Rockets' last seven games as underdog.

The road-weary Spurs will enjoy the comforts of playing at home for the next little while after concluding their annual Rodeo Road Trip. San Antonio has played nine of its last 10 on the road and begins a stretch with six of seven at home.

James Harden has established himself as the front-runner to win the league MVP award and was especially clutch in the third quarter of Saturday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies by scoring 20 of his 33 points in the frame. Including assists, the veteran accounted for 30 of his team’s 38 points in the quarter. Last week I made the case for both Harden and Russell Westbrook to win the bragging rights, which you can read here.

The Spurs have been an excellent UNDER bet of late, as 11 of San Antonio's last 14 have gone below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

San Antonio Spurs opened as -5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 218 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 116-104 win for 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 bring a 48-13 record (33-27-1 ATS) to the battle against the 44-19 Houston Rockets, who are 36-27 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen San Antonio Spurs go 33-28 so far and the Houston Rockets go 33-29-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Houston injuries news.

The Spurs - Rockets betting odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power rankings. San Antonio is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Houston Rockets sit at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 13-rated NBA squad against Houston's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 21 in the league with 8.93 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 14.76 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis was victimized by James Harden for 33 points as the Rockets defeated the Grizzlies 123-108 in NBA action on Saturday.

The Spurs got a 34-point performance from Kawhi Leonard as San Antonio handed Minnesota a 97-90 defeat on Saturday at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • San Antonio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Utah, Wednesday, March 8th
San Antonio home to Sacramento, Wednesday, March 8th