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(55-27) Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs (61-21)
Western Conference Round 2: Game 1
Date: Monday May 1st
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center – San Antonio, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets -110, Spurs -110
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -5
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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This Monday will see the beginning of a Lone Star State battle in round two of the playoffs. The Houston Rockets will travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs for Game 1 in the Western Conference Semifinals.
The Spurs won three out of four against the Rockets in the regular season, including a 112-100 victory on March 6th.
The Rockets handled the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in round one. The Rockets finished the regular season with a record of 55-27 which was good enough for the third seed in the Western Conference.
The Spurs had a tough battle against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round. They finished the Grizzlies in Game 6 in Memphis last Thursday.
The round one battle between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder was highly touted as a battle between MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
While Harden and Westbrook both performed well in the series, it was clear that only Harden could get any support from the team around him. Westbrook went down swinging, but the Rockets put them away in five games.
Houston had the 2nd best scoring offense in the NBA during the regular season, averaging 115.3 points per game. They were 8th in rebounding with 44.4 and 3rd in assists with 25.2 per contest.
The defense was another story, and the Rockets allowed 109.6 points per game which was 26th in the league.
Through the five game series with the Thunder, Houston averaged 112.8 points per game. The Rockets attempted 169 3-pointers in that series, making 34 percent, and were 134 for 168 from the free throw line.
San Antonio Spurs
Through the first two games of the San Antonio Spurs’ first round matchup, it appeared as though they would walk all over the Memphis Grizzlies. The beat Memphis by double digits and held them to only 82 points in both games.
The tide turned as the series went to Memphis, and the Grizz roared back to even the series at two games a piece. The Spurs rebounded in Game 5, winning 116-103 and closed the series out in Game 6 with a score of 103-96.
Kawhi Leonard was outstanding in that series and carried the Spurs to victory in Games 5 and 6. Leonard scored 29 points in the closeout game and averaged 31 points for the series.
The Spurs scored an average of 105.3 points per game during the regular season which ranked 14th in the league. However, their defense was stifling, allowing only 98.1 points per game which ranked 2nd in the league.
They held the Grizzlies to 96.3 points per game during round one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 0-5 ATS in last 5 games against team with winning percentage over .600
- Rockets are 2-8 ATS in last 10 games following ATS loss
- Spurs are 7-1 ATS in last 8 games playing on 3 days of rest
- Spurs are 7-2-1 ATS in last 10 games against team with winning percentage over .600
- Spurs are 5-2 ATS in last 7 meetings with Rockets
Free Game 1 Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
The Spurs had the tougher round one battle, but both teams have had plenty of time to recover and prepare for round two. The Rockets have plenty of offense, but the Spurs are clearly the more well-rounded team.
4* Free NBA Game 1 Betting Pick: Spurs -5
This game will probably go back and forth for the first three quarters, but I expect San Antonio to pull ahead in the fourth. They have yet to lose a home game in the postseason, and the won three of four against the Rockets in the regular season.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 103 – San Antonio 110
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