San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets 1/16/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 16, 2021

The San Antonio Spurs (6-6) host the Houston Rockets (4-6) after losing four home games in a row. The Spurs are favored by 7 points in the contest, which begins at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The point total in the matchup is 217.5.

Betting Information

Spurs vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Spurs -7 -110 -110 217.5 -105 -115
Place a bet on San Antonio Spurs or the Houston Rockets for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

Houston has a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with San Antonio. The Spurs hold a 3-1 edge against the spread when matched up with the Rockets.

Spurs vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/14/2021 Spurs Spurs -7 218 -281 226 Regular Season 109-105 HOU
8/11/2020 Spurs Spurs -4.5 239.5 -178 146 Regular Season 123-105 SA
12/16/2019 Rockets Rockets -9.5 233.5 -596 444 Regular Season 109-107 HOU
12/3/2019 Rockets Spurs -6.5 233.5 -302 239 Regular Season 135-133 SA
3/22/2019 Rockets Regular Season 111-105 HOU
12/22/2018 Rockets Regular Season 108-101 HOU
11/30/2018 Spurs Regular Season 136-105 HOU
11/10/2018 Spurs Regular Season 96-89 SA
4/1/2018 Spurs Regular Season 100-83 SA
3/12/2018 Rockets Regular Season 109-93 HOU
  • 8/11/2020 DNP – Spurs: Patty Mills, Bryn Forbes Rockets: James Harden, Eric Gordon
  • 12/16/2019 DNP – Rockets: Eric Gordon
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge; Rockets: Eric Gordon
  • Spurs Betting Information

    • San Antonio has been good against the spread this season, posting a 7-4-1 record.
    • The Spurs have struggled to cover, going just 0-1 ATS when favored by at least 7 points.
    • San Antonio and its opponents have hit the over 6 times in 12 contests this season.
    Bet on the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Championship.

    Rockets Betting Information

    • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 4-6 ATS (covering only 40% of the time).
    • The Rockets have fared well as a 7-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 7-point underdogs.
    • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 3 of 10 (30%).
    Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 50 of 12 opportunities (416.7%) this season, the Spurs and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s point total of 217.5 points.
    • Houston has combined with its opponents to score more than 217.5 points in six of 10 opportunities (60%) this year.
    • The Spurs and the Rockets combine to average 4.3 more points per game than the total of 217.5 set for this matchup.
    • The Spurs and the Rockets have seen their opponents average a combined 6.7 more points per game than the over/under of 217.5 set for this game.
    • The Spurs’ average point total in outings this year is 222.5, 5.0 points higher than the total in this game.
    • The average point total for the Rockets this year is 6.0 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Spurs Leaders

    • DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs in points and assists. He averages 20.4 points per game while tacking on 7.0 assists.
    • Keldon Johnson paces San Antonio with 7.3 rebounds per game.
    • The Spurs are led by Patty Mills from beyond the arc. He hits 3.0 shots from deep per game.
    • San Antonio’s steals leader is Dejounte Murray, who averages 1.4 per game. Rudy Gay leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks an outing.

    Rockets Leaders

    • Christian Wood is at the top of the Rockets scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 23.1 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game this season.
    • John Wall puts in work handing out assists and is Houston’s assist leader with 5.1 per game.
    • Victor Oladipo is tops from three-point range for the Rockets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Houston grabs more steals than Oladipo (1.8 per game) or blocks more shots than Wood (1.8 per game).
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