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(61-21) San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets (55-27)
Western Conference Round 2: Game 4
Date: Sunday May 7th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center – Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs -110, Rockets -110
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -6
NBA Betting Total: 212
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The Houston Rockets will look to bounce back after consecutive losses in the Western Conference Semifinals. The San Antonio Spurs have won two straight since being embarrassed at home in Game 1, and now it is Houston who is on the ropes at home.
The San Antonio Spurs have taken a 2-1 lead in this series and will be looking to continue their momentum in Game 4. San Antonio defeated the Rockets 103-92 in Houston in Game 3 on Friday.
The Rockets are nearly in must-win territory, as they cannot afford to go down 3-1 as the series will head back to San Antonio. They certainly have enough firepower to win, and they will be looking to even the series at two games a piece in Houston.
San Antonio Spurs
It continues to baffle me how quickly people can give up on the Spurs every year, despite their continued excellence. After a 22-point beatdown in San Antonio in Game 1, Houston quickly became a trendy pick to take the series and head to the conference finals.
Of course, the Spurs are still the Spurs, and they proved that again in Friday’s Game 3 victory, even without one of their key players. Tony Parker will miss the rest of the postseason after a knee injury late in the 121-96 win in Game 2, but the Spurs handle adversity better than any team in sports.
LaMarcus Aldridge finally decided to show up in Game 3, after averaging just 9.5 points on eight of 22 shooting over the first two games of the series. Aldridge contributed 26 points on 12 of 20 from the floor on Friday.
Kawhi Leonard had another great performance with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Pau Gasol added 12 points and nine rebounds. Rookie Dejounte Murray got the start in place of Tony Parker and split time well with Patty Mills.
After a dazzling display of shooting in Game 1 which helped them get a 126-99 victory and steal home-court advantage, the Rockets have been unable to duplicate the performance and have now given the advantage back to the Spurs.
Despite James Harden’s highest scoring performance of the playoffs, Houston could not get enough support from any of the players around him in Game 3.
Harden had 43 points on 14-28 from the field and 5-13 from the three-point line. Trevor Ariza contributed 17 points including five three-pointers, and Clint Capela had 12 points and 16 rebounds.
As a team, the Rockets shot only 36.4 percent from the field and were outrebounded by 10.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
- Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record
- Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Rockets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
- Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss
Free Game 4 San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Spurs have clearly bounced back and figured things out against Houston. However, the Rockets can get hot at anytime, and they cannot go down 3-1 before heading back to San Antonio.
4* Free NBA Game 4 Betting Pick: Spurs +6
I expect Houston to eek out this one more victory in this series, but it will be closer than six points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 104 – Houston 107
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