A contest between two of the NBA’s coldest squads will see the Houston Rockets (14-49) favored by 4.5 points over the San Antonio Spurs (16-48) at Toyota Center on March 5, 2023. The Rockets are 1-9 in their past 10 games. The Spurs have are 2-8 in their past 10. The over/under in the contest is set at 231.
How to bet Rockets vs. Spurs
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Rockets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Rockets have -190 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +160 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231 points.
Rockets vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSW
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Rockets vs. Spurs Betting Trends
The Rockets have played 63 games, with 23 wins against the spread. Houston has come away with one wins in the three contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Rockets games this year have gone over the point total 31 times in 64 opportunities (48.4%).
The Spurs are 26-38-0 against the spread this year. San Antonio has been the underdog on the moneyline 61 total times this season. San Antonio has gone 14-47 in those games. Spurs games this season have gone over the point total 35 times in 64 opportunities (54.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||42||18.8||5.5||5.5||1.3||0.4||2.2|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||63||12||5.7||1.6||0.5||0.4||0.8|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||60||11.8||7||1.2||0.5||1||1.5|
Rockets vs. Spurs Injury Report
Spurs: Doug McDermott: Out (Thumb), Khem Birch: Out (Knee), Isaiah Roby: Out (Ankle), Keldon Johnson: Out (Foot), Devin Vassell: Out (Knee), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed), Malaki Branham: Out (Lower Back)
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston has been playing poorly both offensively and defensively this season, ranking second-worst in the NBA in points per game (109.7) and fourth-worst in points allowed per game (118.3). The Rockets are posting 109.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 0.5 fewer points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (110). The Rockets have seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 109.1 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.6 points fewer than the 109.7 they’ve scored this year.
Houston ranks 24th in the NBA by draining 10.7 treys per game, but it sports a 32.5% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks worst in the league. The Rockets have taken 62.8% two-pointers and 37.2% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 73.2% are two-pointers and 26.8% are threes.
What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is 25th in the league in points scored (112.1 per game) and worst in points allowed (122). The Spurs average 113 points per game at home, and 111.2 away. While the Spurs are scoring 112.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their previous 10 games, amassing 109.4 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, San Antonio is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). It is ranked 25th in 3-point percentage at 34.1%. In 2022-23, the Spurs have taken 33.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 66.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.6% of the Spurs’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 75.4% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Rockets, and we project that Spurs will cover the spread (Rockets -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 231 points.
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