4* NBA ROAD WARRIOR
San Antonio vs. Houston,
12/29/2011 20:00 EDT,
Score: 85 - 105
Point Spread: -2/-110 San Antonio
The Spurs aren't a very popular bet for the public, as the perception of this team is that they are too old to continue winning at a large rate. That belief has made the Spurs a very profitable bet.
San Antonio has looked impressive in their first two games of the season. They opened up with a 95-82 win at home over Memphis and crushed the Clippers 115-90 at home last night. These two wins have set up a very profitable betting situation, as the Spurs are 11-2 ATS off 2 consecutive home wins by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
Houston's biggest problem is their lack of size inside, which was evident in their opening game loss to Orlando, as they lost 95-104. San Antonio doesn't have a ton of size, but are extremely active on the boards and on the defensive side of the ball.
Houston shot just 44% from the field in their loss to the Magic, who don't exactly have a very strong defense. The Spurs held the high-flying Clippers to just 39% last night. Look for the Spurs defense to give the Rockets fits and allow San Antonio to easily cover this small spread. BET THE SPURS -2!