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NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets

by Steve Hastings on Saturday, March 14th, 2009

NBA Picks San Antonio Spurs (43-21) vs. Houston Rockets (42-24): The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a disappointing defeat to the only team ahead of them in the Western Conference standings, the (52-13) Los Angeles Lakers.

Tonight, beginning at 8:30 PM ET (5:30 PM PT) on KENS/KTXH/NBA League Pass, the Spurs take the team right beneath them in the Western Conference standings, Houston Rockets (43-24), in a Southwest Division showdown.

At BodogLife.com, expert NBA Picks oddsmakers have posted the following Sports Odds for tonight’s NBA Picks matchup: the Houston Rockets [-1] are currently slightly favorites to win tonight’s NBA Picks game, as the San Antonio Spurs [+1] com in to town as the NBA Picks underdogs.

When Kobe Bryant and the Lakers came into town, San Antonio was working on a 3-game winning streak. Despite great efforts from Tony Parker and Michael Finley, each scoring 25 points apiece, the Spurs couldn’t match the Lakers’ intensity and execution. The OVER/UNDER for this, NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets has been set at a combined total of 183 points.

"We couldn't get anything done offensively, and defensively they made every shot (early)," Parker said. "After that we were in a big hole, and against the Lakers it's tough to come back."

The day before the Spurs-Lakers game, Bryant did quite a number on Ron Artest and the Houston Rockets, scoring 18 points in less than 5 minutes. Houston bounced back from its own loss to Los Angeles by taking a 91-86 win at Charlotte on Friday night. Yao Ming led the way with 23 points on 9-for-11 from the field, including his first 3-pointer. 

 

 

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