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Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1-16-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: Saturday, January 16, 5:00 PM ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 1/16/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +6.5 (-110) 219.5 o (-110) +220
San Antonio Spurs -6.5 (-110) 219.5 u (-110) -275
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Houston is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.
Rockets are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against San Antonio.
Houston is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing on the road against San Antonio.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games this season.
Houston is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Houston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games against Houston.
San Antonio is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 7 games when playing at home against Houston.
San Antonio is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Antonio’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
San Antonio is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games when playing as the favorite.
San Antonio is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games played on a Saturday when playing at home.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Saturday vs San Antonio
DeMarcus Cousins PF Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs San Antonio
John Wall PG Illness is OUT Saturday vs San Antonio
Dante Exum PG Calf is OUT 1-2 months
Caris LeVert SF Acquired is “?” Sunday vs LA Clippers
Danuel House Jr. SG Back is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs San Antonio
Rodions Kurucs SF Acquired is “?” Saturday vs San Antonio
Chris Clemons PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Brodric Thomas SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs San Antonio

San Antonio Spurs

Derrick White PG Toe is out indefinitely
Keita Bates-Diop SF Respiratory is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Houston
Drew Eubanks PF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Houston
Quinndary Weatherspoon SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs
4-6-0 Against the Spread 7-5-0
3-6-1 Straight Up 5-7-0
111 Points per Game 111
112 Points Allowed per Game 112
46.64 Offensive FG% 44.47
75.21 Offensive FT% 78.45
34.29 Offensive 3PT% 37.33
46.34 Defensive FG% 47.53
73.8 Defensive FT% 71.97
37.19 Defensive 3PT% 39.78

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