San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets
Things are not good at all for the Spurs and they are closer to tanking than to make a playoff run. Sad to see Pop closing his career on a tanking team but it is what it is and it is partially his fault as he stubbornly refuses to adapt to the new era of basketball.
As a matter of fact, the Spurs rank dead last in Three's attempted per game with 25 which is 20 less than the Rockets (!) and they also rank dead last in Three's made per game with 9 and that's 7 less than the league's best, Rockets, and that's 21 points difference!
Well, if you opt not to shoot Three's thus you cant stretch the court and as a result, you struggle offensively, then you have to at least make up for that with good defense. But that's not the case for the Spurs either. They rank third-worst in defensive efficiency with not much to separate them from the league's joke and historically bad Wizards' defense.
The Rockets just got out of a slump as they won their last two games and they come from a 158p game against the Hawks. They rank third in offensive efficiency and second in points per game with 120.3! They face a struggling team that has one of the worst defenses of the league and things don't look promising for the Spurs here. Actually it's scary!
Capela is available for the Rockets, while the Spurs are missing Aldridge but that's not necessarily bad given how he is performing this season.
I took this one just a couple of hours ago @ 1.70 but even @1.58 is better than most other options. I don't expect the Rockets to have a hard time here and the Spurs, playing at home, should at least score those 100 points.
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets prediction
Rockets and both teams to score 100Odds: 1.58 at Bet365
Result: 135-133 LOST (-9 units)
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