Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs - 8/11/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (44-25) at San Antonio Spurs (31-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs meet Tuesday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Houston Rockets look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.3 points and 7.5 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.4 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a statement victory after winning five of their last seven games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 114 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Patty Mills is averaging 11.6 points and 1.8 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The over is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in San Antonio. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are the better team obviously, but the playing field evens out a little bit with James Harden being ruled out due to rest. The San Antonio Spurs are also a team we've backed this entire bubble because of their experience and the playoff streak being on the line, and they've done nothing but cover and win outright in the underdog role. I don't see a reason to go against a motivated Spurs team that's playing well, especially with the Rockets resting their best player.
As I've done throughout the NBA bubble, give me the Spurs and the points.