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Pointspread favors Spurs in battle with Rockets

Houston RocketsSan Antonio Spurs
Jan 11, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Rockets travelling to San Antonio Wednesday to face the Spurs on Wednesday.

The Spurs sit at 6-4 (4-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 3-6 (4-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Antonio is 6-4 OU, and Houston is 3-6 OU.

View Houston vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Spurs sat as 7-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-93 victory for the Spurs.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 23-rated squad against Houston's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 2 in the league with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 7.4 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 103.5 points per game when on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

Houston won its last outing, an 82-70 result against the Bobcats on January 10. The Rockets covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 152 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Houston earned an 82-70 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Chandler Parsons at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 106-103 loser on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tony Parker scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Spurs to victory (they lost 106-103 to Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Tuesday).

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rockets at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Sacramento, Friday, January 13
San Antonio home to Portland, Friday, January 13