After suffering a beatdown in the opening game of their second-round postseason with the Houston Rockets, the San Antonio Spurs have rebounded nicely and can take a 3-1 series lead with a win in Game 4 on Sunday. Sportsbooks opened the Rockets as 5.5-point home favorites with a total of 211.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Rockets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- The OVER is 6-1 in the Spurs last 7 road games.
- The Spurs are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Spurs have bounced back from a 27-point blowout to win the next two games by an average of 18 points, including Friday’s 103-92 triumph in Houston. San Antonio played well in the absence of point guard Tony Parker, who is out for the rest of the playoffs after rupturing a quadriceps tendon in Game 2. Reserve guard Patty Mills scored 15 points in 30 minutes while rookie Dejounte Murray made the start and will be in the opening lineup again in Game 4.
The Rockets, who are usually lighting up scoreboards with ease, averaged just 94 points in consecutive losses. Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene and Lou Williams combined for 12 points on 3-of-23 shooting in Game 3.
After averaging 16.5 points on 9-of-30 shooting in the first two games of the series, MVP candidate James Harden went off for the first time with a 43-point effort in Game 3. It wasn’t enough to overcome the services of San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, however, as Leonard is averaging 29.8 points with four 30-point outings in the postseason.
OVER bettors continue to cash out when the Spurs hit the floor, evidenced by the OVER/UNDER going 6-1 in San Antonio’s last seven affairs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting San Antonio Spurs betting line opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 211.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 111-106 victory for the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Houston battles the San Antonio Spurs, currently with a 67-24 mark (47-42-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 46-43-1 for the Houston Rockets and 52-39 for the San Antonio Spurs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs San Antonio injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 12 (Houston Rockets) and the No. 5 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark.
Offensively the game matches up Houston’s No. 2-ranked offense (114.84 PPG) against a San Antonio Spurs defense that ranks No. 2 at 98.23 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 46.07% from the field per game, less than the San Antonio Spurs have managed so far this NBA season (46.97% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Spurs got a 26-point performance from Kawhi Leonard, who added 26 rebounds as San Antonio ran past Houston 103-92 on Friday at Toyota Center.
- San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 7 games
- San Antonio is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 4-12-1 ATS in its last 17 games
- Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Antonio home to Houston, Tuesday, May 9th