Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+4.5)
The Houston Rockets (3-6) are headed to AT&T Center on Thursday where they'll meet the San Antonio Spurs (6-5). The spread on this game has San Antonio as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 226.
The Houston Rockets took the court against the Los Angeles Lakers and took a loss by a final of 117-100 in their last game. Houston walked away from the contest having earned a 39.2% field goal percentage (38 of 97) and made 12 of their 40 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Rockets buried 12 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 23 assists in the game in addition to earning 14 steals and 5 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, Houston allowed 50.0% from the floor on 42 of 84 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 26 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Lakers had 55 rebounds (11 offensive, 44 defensive) and added 12 rejections. Los Angeles finished 70.4% from the free throw line by burying 19 of 27 attempts. They buried 14 of 32 tries from distance.
Christian Wood is one guy who was a factor in this game. He totaled 18 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 25:54 mins and also collected 8 rebounds. Wood ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this contest for the Rockets was James Harden. He had 7 boards and totaled 6 assists. He finished the game at 31.3% from the field for this contest by shooting 5-of-16 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Harden played 30:55 minutes.
Houston enters this game with a win-loss record of 3-6 so far this season. The Rockets are shooting 33.8% on shots from distance (118 of 349) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.3 pts per game (16th in the NBA) on 46.4% from the field. They cough up possession 15.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Houston is pulling in 42.3 boards per game and is sitting with 208 dimes this season, which has them ranked 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Rockets have forced 15.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They are conceding 38.1% from beyond the arc while they are 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed (113.2). The Rockets are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.4% (143 of 186) and they relinquish 47.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 208 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the San Antonio Spurs took home the win by a final score of 112-102 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs snagged 39 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the contest. They turned away 5 shots while earning 8 steals for the game. The Thunder committed 20 fouls for this game which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, San Antonio made 10 of their 35 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs ended up going 41 out of 95 from the field which had them at 43.2%. The Spurs allowed the Thunder to bury 36 out of 83 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.4% for this contest. They went 26.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 26 and ended up shooting 23 of 29 from the charity stripe (79.3%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, San Antonio permitted Oklahoma City to snag 52 overall (7 offensive).
Lonnie Walker pitched in for the Spurs for the contest. He converted 7 of 15 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, which had him finishing with 24 points. Walker had 3 boards in his 35:35 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game. Someone else who came through for San Antonio was Keldon Johnson. He walked away with 18 points in his 38:31 mins played by going 6 out of 11 shooting for this game. Johnson finished going 54.5% from the field as well as earning 2 dimes and 7 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 6-5 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spurs are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in basketball. San Antonio has accounted for 1,223 points on the year (111.2 per contest) and they pull in 45.5 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.5 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.2 times per game. The Spurs have committed 18.0 fouls per contest and they hit 78.7% from the free throw line. The Spurs are ranked 18th in the league in PPG given up with 112.1. They have relinquished 24.6 dimes and 50.5 boards per contest, which ranks them 15th and 30th in basketball. The San Antonio defense concedes 39.8% from downtown (135 of 339) and their opposition makes 72.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.4% from the field (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+4.5)
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