San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Toyota Center (Houston) in Houston, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+4)
The Houston Rockets (11-10) host the San Antonio Spurs (12-10) at Toyota Center (Houston) on Saturday. San Antonio opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 224.5.
The San Antonio Spurs faced the Minnesota Timberwolves and walked away with a win by a score of 111-108 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the contest with a 44.8% field goal percentage (43 out of 96) and made 7 of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 18 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 45 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 assists for this contest while earning 5 steals and 6 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 45.7% from the floor on 43 of 94 shooting. Minnesota earned 22 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Timberwolves pulled down 49 rebounds (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 9 blocks. Minnesota finished the game at 81.8% at the charity stripe by making 9 of 11 tries. They made 13 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
DeMar DeRozan is someone who had an impact in this contest. He walked away with 30 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40:17 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. DeRozan finished the game shooting 52.6% from the floor and also earned 6 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Spurs was Jakob Poeltl. He collected 8 rebounds and had 2 assists. He finished the game at 90.0% from the floor in this game via 9-of-10 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Poeltl was on the hardwood for 33:39 min.
San Antonio enters this matchup with a record of 12-10 this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.1 fouls every game. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling down 45.2 boards per game and has totaled 556 assists this year, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing. The Spurs are connecting on 36.3% on shots from distance (242 of 667) and 78.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 111.2 points per contest (18th in the NBA) while going 45.5% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.7 fouls. They surrender 39.3% on three-point shots and they are 17th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.1). The Spurs defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.5% (304 of 411) and they concede 48.1 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 18th in the NBA in allowing assists with 546 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Houston Rockets walked away with a victory by a final of 115-103 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets pulled down 36 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this game. They also turned away 3 shots while getting 8 steals for the game. The Grizzlies committed 15 fouls in this matchup which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Houston made 19 out of 45 attempts (42.2%). When the game finished, the Rockets finished 41 out of 87 from the field which had them sitting at 47.1%. The Rockets allowed the Grizzlies to bury 37 out of 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.5% for this game. They wrapped up this game 34.3% from 3-point land by going 12 of 35 and finished the contest at 17 of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). In reference to rebounding, Houston allowed Memphis to snag 43 in all (11 offensive).
John Wall was important for the Rockets in this contest. He made 6 of 17 in the game for a rate of 35.3%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Wall collected 2 rebounds in his 27:55 mins of time on the court and earned 8 dimes in this contest. Another guy that played a role for Houston was Eric Gordon. He ended up finishing with 20 points in his 32:39 minutes played via 7 of 18 shooting in the game. Gordon ended up shooting 38.9% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 5 boards.
Houston has a win-loss record of 11-10 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is 18th in the NBA. Houston has tallied 2,336 points on the year (111.2 per contest) and they pull in 44.3 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.4 times per game (23rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 15.8 times per contest. The Rockets are committing 20.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.7% from the free throw line. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in PPG allowed with 108.8. The Houston defense surrenders 34.9% on shots from distance (241 of 690) and their opponents are converting on 74.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 22.0 assists and 47.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 1st and 26th in the league. They are forcing 15.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio (+4)
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