Points Could Be at Premium in Houston
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.
Monday, March 12, 2018
TV: ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET
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.
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.
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