Betting Odds NBA Favoring Spurs in Thursday’s Contest
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Wednesday’s online betting NBA action proved to be as thrilling as anticipated. The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics engaged in an offensive shootout that culminated in a 123-101 Celtics victory. With that win, Boston has come within a game of the Conference Finals. However, Washington isn’t about to roll over and there’s no doubt that Game 6 of their series will be as climatic as the previous 5. We’ll have to wait until Friday to see how both teams fare in the final games of the series but in the meantime, those who bet on NBA can fix their attention to Thursday night’s contest between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
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So far, the series between the Rockets and Spurs has delivered some pretty interesting action. Three out of five games have been won by nearly 20 points, while the other two have been much closer with the most recent contest even going into overtime. Heading into Thursday’s matchup, it’s a little difficult to predict how this contest will turnout. Will the results be another blowout? Or will online betting NBA fans be treated to a game that comes down to the final seconds?
Game 6 – Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs – Thursday, May 11th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Series: Spurs Lead 3-2
Betting Odds NBA:
Houston Rockets –7 ½ (-110) 213 ½ (-110) -320
San Antonio Spurs +7 ½ (-110) 213 ½ (-110) +260
The Rockets have made the playoffs for the last five years running and Houston was able to make a postseason appearance this season by posting a 55-27 regular season record that paved the way to a 2nd place finish in the Southwest Division and a 3rd place finish in the Western Conference.
The Rockets faced the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round of this year’s playoffs. Russell Westbrook put up a couple of 40-point performances and even one 50-pointer, but it was still not enough to keep the Thunder alive. In fact, Houston’s 5-1 record in that series is a clear indicator that Kevin Durant was in the right when he departed from the franchise this past offseason.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are synonymous with playoff basketball considering they own a two-decade postseason streak. San Antonio earned their ticket to the playoffs this season by posting a 61-21 record that saw the club finish 1st in the Southwest Division and 2nd in the Western Conference. The Spurs are 4-years removed from winning the title and will be looking to close out this series later on tonight.
The Spurs faced the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. The Grizzlies were able to pick up two wins in that series, but that’s all they would get against Popovich’s Spurs.