Here are the NBA online betting odds for game 6 of the San Antonio Spurs-Houston Rockets Western Conference Semifinals, which the Spurs lead 3-2. San Antonio held Houston off in game 5 on Tuesday 110-117 in overtime. While the Spurs outrebounded the Rockets 65-58, head coach Gregg Popovich’s strategy of exploiting the Houston’s small lineup did not bear fruit and San Antonio’s big men shot 2 of 5 in the first three minutes of the game. However, Pop made the appropriate adjustments and the rest, as they say, is history.
Time: 8:05 PM
Venue: Toyota Center
Sportsbook pro basketball lines:
Spurs +7 (-110) 213½ (-110) +250
Rockets -7 (-110) 213½ (-110) -300
Key players: The Spurs lost another key player late in the game. Kawhi Leonard left with an injured ankle after 38 minutes, 22 points, and 15 rebounds. Unlike Tony Parker, though, Leonard said he will play tonight. Danny Green, who had only three points in game 5, stepped up following Leonard’s exit and scored seven of his 16 points in OT. Green nailed a go-ahead trey and converted a three-point play to make it 109-107 with 30.1 seconds remaining. Additionally, he made a free-throw down the stretch to help the Spurs keep the lead. Manu Ginobili had 12 points and five assists off the bench but his biggest contribution was his one block of the game, which frustrated James Harden’s would-be game-tying three-point shot in the dying seconds of overtime.
Recent form: San Antonio has won five of the last seven games but only two of the last seven on the road. Though the pro basketball lines list the Spurs as a big dog, they have prevailed in 80% of their last five visits to Houston.
NBA online betting odds trends: Similarly, San Antonio has covered in four of their last five trips to the Toyota Center. The total has gone over in seven of the Spurs’ last eight games on the road.
Key players: Harden had his first triple-double of the postseason with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, but as mentioned above, he got denied his potentially game-tying three-point attempt – and from behind, no less, where it hurts the most. The Beard was solid as ever on D, however, guarding both Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, and at one point, Pau Gasol.
Recent form: The Rockets have five of their last six road games but have dropped six of their last eight meetings with the Spurs. The last time Houston won a series after being tied 2-2 was in the 1995 Conference finals; they have lost four consecutive best-of-seven series that were tied 2-2 ever since.
NBA online betting odds trends: The environment at the Toyota Center does not seem conducive to covering. The Rockets are 2-7 against the spread in the last nine at home. The total has gone over in five of the last six Houston-San Antonio matchups, and under in five of the Rocket’s last six times hosting the Spurs.