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(55-27) Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs (61-21)
Western Conference Round 2: Game 2
Date: Wednesday April 3rd
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center – San Antonio, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets -108, Spurs -108
NBA Betting Odds: 216
NBA Betting Total: Spurs -5
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The Spurs will hope to hit the reset button after a stunning blowout loss at home in Game 1. The Houston Rockets demolished the Spurs 126-99 in San Antonio on Monday with a record-breaking offensive display. The Spurs won three of four in the regular season against Houston, but the playoffs are clearly another matter.
The Rockets had one of the most explosive offensive attacks in the league all year, and that offense propelled themto a regular season record of 55-27 and a 3rd seed in the West. It also helped them win their 1st round series over the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.
The Spurs were one of the most balanced teams in the NBA during the regular season, winning 61 games and earning the number two seed. They had a tough battle in round one, but finished the Memphis Grizzlies in six games.
The Rockets shot the Spurs out of the gym in Game 1 and essentially ended the game by halftime. Houston led San Antonio by 30 points at the half, and they never looked back.
Houston set a regular season record for three-pointers attempted and made this year, and they put on a ridiculous shooting display Monday. The Rockets attempted an NBA postseason record 50 three-pointers and made 22 of them.
Trevor Ariza led the Rockets in scoring in Game 1 with 23 points and going 5-10 from the three-point line. MVP candidate James Harden contributed 20 points, 14 assists and four steals in the win. Garbage time came early, and the entire Rockets bench got in on the scoring by the 4th quarter.
San Antonio Spurs
The team that showed up and was beaten down in Game 1 did not look like any San Antonio Spurs team we have ever seen. The 30-point deficit was the largest halftime deficit the franchise has ever faced in the postseason, and they were defeated early.
While Houston seemed unable to miss all night, the Spurs were incapable of consistently finding the basket. The Spurs shot 36.9 percent from the field, compared the Rockets’ 46 percent.
Kawhi Leonard provided the only offense for San Antonio with 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge has yet to show up in the postseason; Aldridge scored a total of four points on two of seven from the field and was a shocking minus 36 during his 25 minutes on the court.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 0-6 ATS in last 6 games after scoring 125+ points in previous game
- Rockets are 0-4 ATS in last 4 games following SU win of 10+ points
- Rockets are 1-5 ATS in last 6 games against team with winning percentage over .600
- Spurs are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games after allowing 100+ points in previous game
- Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in last 8 games following SU loss
Free Game 2 Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
This San Antonio team may not look like the Spurs of old, but it is still hard to imagine them losing twice in a row at home. It is also hard to imagine the Houston Rockets hitting 22 three-pointers in consecutive games.
4* Free NBA Game 2 Betting Pick: Spurs -5
The Spurs defense will show up in a big way after being embarrassed in Game 1, and they should get more offensive contributions from guys not named Leonard. The Rockets will still score in bunches, but the Spurs will pull ahead late.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 104 – San Antonio 110
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