Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021 – The Houston Rockets are starting a new chapter in their franchise and they were off to a good start coming off from a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. This team will hope to do a repeat of their previous game as they face each other again this Saturday, January 16 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NBA TV will be putting the game live on television at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time while the online live stream can be seen in NBA League Pass. The Houston Rockets are short-handed right now and NBA Parlay sees them losing to the San Antonio Spurs in this Texas matchup.
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets finally pulled the trigger on James Harden and got Victor Oladipo and Dante Exum in return. The new players from the trade are still not expected to play in this game and much is expected from Christian Wood to come up again with another great game. Against the Spurs in their first matchup, “The Crucifix” had 27 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, and five three-pointers. John Wall did not play and he will miss this game again. Ben McLemore is inserted into the starting lineup but is still experiencing some rust. Eric Gordon is still questionable for this game.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 8 GP 8 GS 36.3 MIN 24.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 10.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 4.3 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 23.65 PER
C. Wood C 9 GP 9 GS 33.1 MIN 23.1 PTS 2 OR 8.1 DR 10.1 REB 1.2 AST 0.7 STL 1.8 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 0.6 AST/TO 22.6 PER
J. Wall PG 7 GP 7 GS 33.9 MIN 18.6 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.7 REB 5.1 AST 1.3 STL 1 BLK 3.4 TO 1.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.16 PER.
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs after winning three-straight matches lost two of their last three. Keldon Johnson was fantastic during their first game against the Rockets as he did 29 points, six rebounds, and two triples. He tried to fill in the slack left by DeMar DeRozan who shot 5-of-14 from the field. Patty Mills also had a tough game but the other players like Dejounte Murray should do more as well. Greg Popovich is doing a good job of keeping the San Antonio Spurs significant in the NBA Western Conference but the depth of this team is lacking and should be addressed soon.
Players to Watch: D. DeRozan SF 10 GP 10 GS 34.5 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.7 OR 4.9 DR 5.6 REB 7 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 1.3 TO 2.1 PF 5.4 AST/TO 22.51 PER
D. Murray PG 12 GP 12 GS 32.8 MIN 15.7 PTS 0.9 OR 6.2 DR 7.1 REB 5.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO 15.58 PER
K. Johnson SF 12 GP 12 GS 32 MIN 14.8 PTS 1.8 OR 5.5 DR 7.3 REB 2.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.29 PER.
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Houston is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Saturday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White PG Toe is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Picks
It is hard to defeat a team led by Greg Popovich twice in a row and hence, in back-to-back games. The San Antonio Spurs should be the best bet to win this game as seen by Relentless Sportsbook over the Houston Rockets.
Moneyline: The Rockets as the visiting team is given an ML of +220 while the Spurs are at -275.
ATS: 6.5 points is the ATS between both teams. Spurs are given the -6.5 while the Rockets are +6.5.
TOTALs: It is 219.5 points on the total for this game with the Spurs going under and the Rockets are over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 100, Spurs