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San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets ATS Pick

Time: 8:00 PM EST Tuesday January 28, 2014, NBA TV

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

The Houston Rockets host the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference match up.

In their last games: the Spurs lost to the Miami Heat 113-101 and the Rockets lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 99-81.

The Spurs were blown out in the Miami game and while they have a good defense overall they allowed the Heat to shoot 58.1% from the floor.

The Rockets lost to the Grizzlies for the 2nd straight night in their last game where they struggled to shoot the rock with a paltry FG% of 37%.

The Rockets have already beaten the Spurs twice this season with the last game in San Antonio with Houston winning 111-98.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Rockets.

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams in Houston the total has gone Over 5 times.

The Rockets have lost 2 straight and are 6-4 in their last 10 games and the Spurs are 7-3 in their last 10 games.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Houston -1.5
Over/Under Total Line: 211.5
Moneyline: Spurs +100 / Rockets -120

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Antonio Spurs: 33-11 SU 22-22 ATS
Houston Rockets: 29-17 SU 22-22-2 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• SA is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• SA is 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games following a S.U. loss.
• SA has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.
• HOU is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• HOU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
• HOU has an Under record of 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
San Antonio Spurs: 97.83
Houston Rockets: 93.74

Key Player Injuries
FW Danny Green – Out Hand
C Tiago Splitter Out Shoulder
FW Kawhi Leonard Out Hand

PF Greg Smith- Day-To-Day Knee
SG Francisco Garcia SG – Day-To-Day Knee
C Omer Asik – Out Thigh
G Ronnie Brewer – Day-To-Day Calf

Point Spread Pick

Both of teams haven’t been racking up the W’s in recent games, but they have been scoring. San Antonio has scored 100 or greater points in 15 straight while Houston scored over 100 points in 6 of 7 before back to back games against defensively minded Memphis. Speaking of the Grizzlies games, the Rockets were on a mini roll winning 6 of 7 before the 2-game set and we think they’ll get back on track tonight versus the Spurs. Take the Houston Rockets -1.5
Bet this game at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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