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NBA Predictions: Don't expect Spurs vs. Rockets to be High-Scoring 3/12/18

Bettors shouldn't expect tonight's game between the Spurs and Rockets to be high-scoring. The two teams meet at 8:00 p.m. ET and the total also bettors plenty of value.

Game Snapshot

(505) San Antonio Spurs at (506) Houston Rockets

Monday, March 12, 2018

TV: ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Rockets are 11.5-point road favorites to beat the Spurs, while the over/under currently sits at 210.5.

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LINE MOVEMENT

Houston opened as 13-point home favorites to beat San Antonio but then the line dropped to 11.5 at the majority of online books. As for the total, it hit the board at 208 but was bet up to 210.5.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets are on the Rockets to cover the spread while 68% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

LaMarcus Aldridge (knee), Kawhi Leonard (quad) and Manu Ginobili (rest) are all out for the Spurs, while the Rockets will be without Ryan Anderson (hip). That said, Houston will have James Harden (knee) back, as he's probable.

BETTING STRATEGY

In the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Houston, the under cashed 10 times. The under is also 5-2 in the Rockets' last seven games overall, is 7-3 in their last 10 home games, and is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games when they play on no rest. The under is also 11-5 in the Spurs' last 16 road games when they face an opponent with a winning home record.

 

OUR PREDICTION: SPURS/ROCKETS UNDER 210.5

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