5* NBA BLOCKBUSTER BLOWOUT
Houston vs. San Antonio,
02/01/2012 20:30 EDT,
Score: 91 - 99
Point Spread: -5½/-110 San Antonio
The Spurs play their best basketball on their home floor, as they come into tonight's game with a 10-1 record at home, outscoring their opponents by an average of 12.5 points. All of that has me laying the points and taking the Spurs -5 over the Rockets tonight. Houston is just 3-6 on the road this season. One of those losses came at San Antonio, where the Spurs beat them 101-95. Houston is just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams already this season. So far each team has held serve at home, with the Rockets leading the series 2-1. These two teams take this in-state rivalry seriously, and I expect the Spurs to play extremely hard to even up the series.
We find the Spurs in a favorable system as well. The key is to play on favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points vs. division opponents, after 2 consecutive division games. This system is 46-19 over the last 5 seasons, with the favorite winning by an average of 10-points! BET THE SPURS!