The Rockets And Spurs Are Both Good Bets To Cover On Wednesday

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:16 AM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019 11:16 AM UTC

Houston will take care of business on the road, while San Antonio looks to continue their hot play down the stretch.

<h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-eed01df5-7fff-8c43-0308-ea8e8a00a524">Houston (45-26 SU, 33-36-2 ATS) at Memphis (28-42 SU, 32-37-1 ATS)</b></h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-eed01df5-7fff-8c43-0308-ea8e8a00a524">Wednesday 8:00 P.M. ET<br />Free NBA Pick: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds">Rockets ATS</a><br />Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook!">Pinnacle</a></b></p><p dir="ltr">[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3568977, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,1096,999991,19], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>The Houston Rockets will visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday seeking a four-game season-series sweep of their Southwest Division rival. Barring the unexpected, James Harden, averaging 35.9 points per game, will win his second consecutive scoring title. He has slowed down of late, averaging 29.8 points on 29.1 percent 3-point shooting during his double-double streak but has supplemented his performances with an average of 10.2 assists.</p><p>Harden has produced double-digit assists in five consecutive games; he posted 10 assists just once over his prior 23 games. While continuing to struggle with his shot from behind the arc, Harden nevertheless produced his fifth consecutive double-double for Houston on Tuesday, pairing 31 points with 10 assists in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks that marked the Rockets' 12th victory in 13 games.</p><p>The Grizzlies found a surprising stride earlier this month, winning four of five games before suffering back-to-back losses against the Hawks and the Washington Wizards last Saturday. Memphis, which underwent a significant roster overhaul at the trading deadline, appears to have gelled. Veteran guard Mike Conley has been at the heart of that resurgence, averaging 28.4 points and 8.4 assists over the past five games. Conley credited an adjustment in floor spacing to his singular burst, with his averaging 9.4 free throws during his blitz linked to the offensive tweaks.</p><p>Houston is playing like one of the hottest teams in the NBA heading down the stretch, while the Grizzlies certainly have their eyes on the draft lottery once again this season. The Rockets should easily be able to take care of business against a Grizzlies team that has a losing record at home in terms of ATS with a mark of 16-17. Bettors should feel confident betting on the Rockets, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live NBA Odds Board">who opened up favored by four points</a> and have a 6-5 record ATS on the second night of back-to-backs.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"es\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;UNGUARDABLE. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;20 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2 style="text-align:center">Miami (34-36 SU, 38-32 ATS) at San Antonio (42-29 SU, 40-31 ATS)</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Wednesday 8:30 P.M. ET<br />Free NBA Pick: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds">Spurs ATS</a><br />Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Sportsbook!">5Dimes</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3568981, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,1096,999991,19], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>San Antonio (42-29) has won nine straight games, with its most recent victory a 111-105 dismantling of defending NBA-champion Golden State at home on Monday. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. The Spurs led by four points heading into the final quarter and were never headed over the final 12 minutes, building as much as a nine-point advantage and repelling each of the Warriors' attempts to take charge.</p><p>The win allowed the Spurs to improve to a season-best 13 games over .500 and clinched the franchise's 22nd consecutive winning campaign, extending its own NBA record. Rudy Gay added 17 points for the Spurs while Derrick White and Patty Mills hit for 12 and 10 points, respectively, for San Antonio. The Spurs haven't lost since falling to Brooklyn 101-85 on Feb. 25 in the last game of its annual Rodeo Road Trip. They have 11 games left in the regular season -- five at home and six on the road.</p><p>The Heat travel south into San Antonio after a 116-107 win at Oklahoma City on Monday that marked Miami's seventh win in its past nine games. The Thunder played without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, was sat out the game with a suspension after receiving his 16th technical foul. Goran Dragic racked up 26 points and 11 assists with zero turnovers for the Heat (34-36), while Dwyane Wade added 25 points in 33 minutes, which is the second-most minutes he's played in his final NBA season.</p><p>The Spurs are favored by six points, but the boast one f the best home ATS records in the entire NBA at 24-12 and <a href="" target="_blank" title="More NBA Picks">should have no problem taking care of the Heat at home</a>.</p>
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