Houston Rockets versus San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-24-2013

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The 53-16 San Antonio Spurs will face the 38-31 Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team San Antonio Spurs favored by -1 points with an over under line of 213 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams have met three times this season with the Spurs winning and covering the point spread in all three games.

San Antonio has a road record of 23-12 on the season. The Spurs win their fourth straight and eighth in ten games after a 104-97 home win on Friday to the Utah Jazz as a -11 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 198 ½ points. The Spurs shot 46.4% from the floor and connected on 8 of 20 from three. They survived 18 turnovers and limiting the Jazz to 42.7% shooting and the Spurs forced 17 Utah turnovers. Tony Parker returned to the Spurs lineup with 22 points and five assists on 8 of 13 shooting. Offensively San Antonio puts up some strong numbers as they rank in the top four of the NBA in all four key areas which are points per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting. The team holds a 2 ½ game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top spot in the Western conference with just 13 games remaining.

The Rockets are 24-10 playing on their home court. They win their second straight and four in five games after a 116-78 home win on Friday night to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -12 point betting favorite. The game finished under 212 points. They outscored the Cavaliers 58-35 in the second half. The Rockets shot 57.1% from the floor and connected on 10 of 29 three pointers. They crushed the Cavs on the glass by a 54-32 margin. Houston allowed Cleveland 36% shooting with 4 of 20 coming from three point range. James Harden led the Rockets with 20 points on 5 of 9 from the floor. The Rockets are tough to defend at home as Houston puts up an average of 110.1 points per game as well as 47.7% shooting. The Rockets sits in the seventh seed in the Western conference and four games ahead of the ninth seeded Utah Jazz.