3* NBA SMASH
San Antonio vs. Houston,
12/29/2011 20:00 EDT,
Score: 85 - 105
Point Spread: +2½/-103 Houston
3* NBA SMASH on Rockets +2.5
Off back-to-back blowout wins at home, expect the Spurs to come up short in their first road game of the season. This old Spurs team, which is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing without a day of rest, won't have enough legs to get it done against a younger Houston squad that is playing on 2 day's rest. The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games when playing on 2 days' rest.
It also bodes well for us that Houston enters this contest off a loss against the spread. That's because the Rockets are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS defeat. It is also worth noting that the underdog has covered the spread in 7 of the last 10 in this series.
The Spurs are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. divisional foes and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. We'll take the Rockets.