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(42-30) San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets (45-27)
Friday, March 22, the San Antonio Spurs travel to their Texas counterparts to play the Houston Rockets in their fourth and final meeting of the regular season. The Spurs last played on Wednesday in a 110-105 loss to the Miami Heat. Likewise, the Rockets also last played Wednesday in a one-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Last season, the Rockets won three of the four games in their series and have a two game to one edge this season. The Spurs hold the all-time record having bested the Rockets 108 of their 196 matches.
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The Spurs are the hottest team in the Association having won nine of their last 10 games. After experiencing their worst rodeo trip results ever (1-7) the Spurs returned home and promptly got back into the win column.
Although both DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge are contributing to the turnabout ironically it’s a second-year player who is seemingly made the biggest difference.
In six of the seven losses on the rodeo trip, Derrick White did not suit up. His return allows for the Spurs to be far better defensively. San Antonio has vaulted up the ladder and now ranks sixth, a half game back of the also red hot fifth place Utah Jazz.
Dejounte Murray is out the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign having torn the ACL in his right knee. Although it doesn’t help this season the future backcourt of Murray and Wright bode well for the Spurs to reascend to the upper echelon.
If the Spurs are the hottest squad in the Association, a close second would be the Houston Rockets who appear firmly positioned to capture a home court seed. The Rockets clear goal is to avoid the Warriors in the second round so it will be interesting to see if the Nuggets can overtake the top position prior to season end.
In the loss to the Grizzlies, Harden scored 57 points and added eight assists plus seven rebounds. Paul (18) and Capela (14) were the only other Rockets to score in double digits.
With Chris Paul and Clint Capela back healthy the Rockets are 12-2 in their last 14 games.
Kenneth Faried missed the game versus the Grizzlies with knee soreness and is questionable for Friday. Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles soreness) and Terrence Jones (illness) are both out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Rockets are 7-3 in last 10 head to head contests.
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Spurs excel at home (29-8) but struggle on the road (13-22). That said, a win by the Spurs has huge implications at season end should the teams tie. The Spurs own a better division and conference record which are the primary tiebreakers if the teams finish with equal records.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs plus points
Making up the three-game lead Houston has over the Spurs with just 10 games remaining will be a challenge, but the Spurs could narrow the gap to two games with a win Friday.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 105- Rockets 103
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