The Houston Rockets travel to AT&T Center on Thursday night to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference tilt. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET, with the Rockets bringing a 7-17 record and the Spurs coming in at 6-18. Houston pulled off a double-overtime win on Monday over the 76ers and has won four of their last seven contests, while San Antonio was blown out by the Suns on Sunday night and is on an 11-game losing skid.
Spurs vs. Rockets Betting Odds
Spurs vs. Rockets Best Bets
Rockets -1.5 (-105 DraftKings)
These teams both sit at the bottom of the Western Conference, but Houston is playing better basketball. The Spurs sit 21st or worse (out of 30) in most offensive metrics this season, including points per game (26th), shooting percentage (23rd), effective field goal percentage (23rd), and three-point percentage (21st). On top of poor play, the Spurs are also banged up and could be without Jakob Poeltl, Jermey Sochan, and Devin Vassell. Rockets are the play here as it seems that Houston wants to lose less right now.
Risk: 1.05 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -2.5)
Spurs vs. Rockets Game Total Over 231 Points (-110 DraftKings)
Despite both teams boasting losing records and not being in contention in 2022, this game could be high scoring. The Rockets and Spurs are both in the upper half of the league in pace of play, with Houston sitting first in offensive rebounding percentage and second in offensive rebounds per game. With an average of 118.3 points in their last three contests, the Rockets are coming off a big win and will continue to shoot well. They’ve also allowed an average of 121.3 points to opponents in their last three tilts, so take the over in this battle for the bottom.
Risk: 1.10 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit (Playable to -120)