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(61-21) San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets (55-27)
Western Conference Round 2: Game 6
Date: Thursday May 11th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs -110, Rockets -110
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -7
NBA Betting Total: 215
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The San Antonio Spurs took a 3-2 series lead in an overtime thriller on Tuesday, and now this Western Conference Semifinal series will head back to Houston for Game 6.
The San Antonio Spurs have faced loads of adversity in this series, losing two of their best players at key moments. They now have the opportunity to close it out but must first face a desperate Rockets team in Houston.
The Houston Rockets had every opportunity to steal Game 5 on Tuesday but continued to come up short a pivotal moments in the game.
Now their backs are against the wall, but they could actually be one of the best positions they have been in during this entire series.
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Tuesday’s Game 5 was, by far, the best game of this series so far. Every previous game had been decided by double-digits, but this one came down to the wire and then went beyond that point into overtime.
Manu Ginobli looked like the Ginobli of old on Tuesday, having his best performance of this postseason. Ginobli had 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but it was his defense on the final play of the game– blocking James Harden’s last second shot– that decided Game 5.
However, every conversation about this series going forward begins and ends with Kawhi Leonard’s injury. Leonard tweaked his knee with 5:37 left in the 3rd quarter and was forced to miss the last few minutes of regulation and all of overtime.
Leonard is officially listed as questionable, but he has said that he expects to play in Game 6.
The Rockets have to feel as though they blew the biggest opportunity of this series in Game 5. With Tony Parker missing the game and Kawhi Leonard missing the final few minutes, Houston had multiple chances to take the game both in regulation and again in overtime.
However, they were clearly gassed in the final few minutes and allowed Danny Green to dominate them in the end. Only seven Rockets’ players actually played in the game, and that decision has caused a lot of heat for head coach Mike D’Antoni.
Te Rockets actually out-shot the Spurs with 44.2 percent from the field, compared to San Antonio’s 40.8 percent. However, they had twice as many turnovers (16-8) and allowed twice as many offensive rebounds (18-9).
James Harden finished the game with a triple-double (33 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists), but he also had nine turnovers, four of which were in the final minutes of the game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 4-1 ATS in last 5 meetings in Houston
- Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against team with a winning road record
- Rockets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss
- Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings
- Road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings
Free Game 6 San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Rockets have their backs against the wall, but they are a team that completely depends upon jump shooting, which can be very unreliable in pressure situations. The Spurs have been here before, and I picked them to win in it in six.
4* Free NBA Game 1 Betting Pick: Spurs +7
This game really depends 100% upon whether or not Kawhi Leonard will play and how effective he can be. As of Wednesday evening, it appears as though he will be ready to go. If not, we will see a Game 7.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 109 – Houston 105
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