Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Houston Rockets -6
In this all-Texan battle between two squads sitting within the playoff places of the West, the sixth San Antonio Spurs, who saw a big winning streak end and are looking to bounce back, are visiting the third Houston Rockets, who are also coming off a disappointing road loss against the second-worse team of the conference.
Spurs are 42-30 so far in the league and are sitting on the sixth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 9-game victory streak end with a home defeat by Miami, 105-110. Rockets are 45-27 so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 3-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Memphis in overtime, 125-126.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 21.5 ppg. He also adds 6.3 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.1 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 21.1 ppg and leading the team in rebounding with 9 per game. Rudy Gay adds 14.2 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game. Houston are led in scoring by James Harden with a league-best of 36.1 ppg. He also adds 6.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, while Clint Capela follows with 16.8 ppg and leading the team in rebounding with 12.4 per game. Eric Gordon adds 16.5 ppg.
Houston lead San Antonio 2-1 wins so far this season having won the previous game in Houston with a 108-101 score. Houston are 26-10 at home, while San Antonio are 13-22 on the road. Houston have a better offense with 113.2 ppg to San Antonio’s 111.8 ppg, while both squads have almost identical defenses, allowing 110.1 and 110.3 ppg. San Antonio have a better accuracy both from the field (47.8% to 44.8%) and from behind the arc (39.9% to 35%). They are better all across the board, including rebounding (44.5 to 41.5), assists per game (24.4 to 21.1) and they also commit fewer turnovers per game (11.8 to 12.9). San Antonio have been very inefficient on the road this season and they don’t pose a threat against Houston tonight.
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Prediction: Houston Rockets -6 (-109)