Rockets vs. Spurs Prediction
The James Harden-less Houston Rockets travel to San Antonio on Saturday evening where they’ll take on the Spurs at 5:00 p.m. ET. Will the Rockets cover as a 6.5-point road underdog or is there a better play on the board for this conference matchup?
521 Houston Rockets (+6.5) at 522 San Antonio Spurs (-6.5); o/u 219.5
5:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 16, 2021
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Houston Rockets DFS Spin
John Wall (left knee soreness) has been ruled out vs the Spurs on Saturday, per The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani. Wall will miss his second straight game as he battles soreness in his left knee. Eric Gordon is questionable with with lower leg pain, so Sterling Brown and Ben McLemore could see big minutes again. But Brown had 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three triples on Thursday which makes him the better choice of the two.
San Antonio Spurs DFS Spin
Lonnie Walker notched 16 points with three rebounds, two assists, four triples and two turnovers in 25 minutes vs. the Rockets on Thursday. He was sporting a wrap on his left thumb and had to have it re-taped at one point. "It’s good. It’s a little pain here and there," Walker said. "It’s part of my thumb. It’s not going to stop me from playing.” Walker had a combined 49 points and six triples in his previous two games, but DeMar DeRozan missed those and was back tonight. Still, Walker is hot and should do just enough to be standard-league worthy, at least until Derrick White (toe) comes back.
Rockets vs. Spurs Betting Prediction
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in the last seven series matchups in San Antonio. The under is also 20-8-1 in the Rockets’ last 29 games overall, is 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road underdog and is 37-18 in their last 55 games as an underdog. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Spurs’ last five games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite and is 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ROCKETS/SPURS UNDER 219.5