Houston Rockets (0-1) vs. San Antonio Spurs (0-1)
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 10/27/23 – The NBA season is in its infancy, and both the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs are eager to etch their first victory on the board. Facing each other at the Frost Bank Center, both teams come in with a 0-1 record, looking to bounce back and set a positive tone for the games ahead. For those seeking NBA free tips today, this game offers intriguing matchups and the potential for a tightly contested affair.
The Houston Rockets, in their season opener, managed to net an average of 86 points per game, with a field goal percentage of 40.5%. They seem to rely heavily on their three-point game, attempting 34 shots from beyond the arc and making 12. However, their free throw percentage stands at a slightly concerning 62.5%, suggesting that they might be leaving some crucial points off the board. Furthermore, with 18 turnovers and 24 fouls in their last outing, discipline might be an area of concern for the Rockets.
However, the Spurs were impressive despite their loss, showing an impressive offensive performance with 119 points and an impressive field goal percentage of 51.7% despite losing. Their three-point shooting (31.4%) could use some refinement but overall offensive stats were admirable. Turnovers, however, were an issue as 19 happened during their opening game suggesting ball control may be key in this contest.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 10/27/23 Game Info
|When:||Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Frost Bank Center|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Fred VanVleet (PG) vs. Devin Vassell (SG)
Fred VanVleet of the Rockets has become one of their key figures this season. In their season opener against the Suns, he averaged 14 points over 34 minutes while dishing out 5 assists and boasting a 1.7 assist-turnover ratio – all impressive numbers! Unfortunately his rebounding numbers still require improvement but with another game against San Antonio coming soon VanVleet will be integral to Houston’s success.
Devin Vassell stands out for the Spurs with an outstanding 23 point performance in 35 minutes during their season opener, along with 5 rebounds and 2 steals he has contributed on both ends of the floor. Now facing VanVleet as VanVleet takes aim, his defensive skills will be put to the test.
VanVleet and Vassell should prove an exciting matchup on the court, with Vassell’s scoring threat making life difficult for the Rockets while VanVleet’s playmaking will allow the latter to break through Spurs defense with ease.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio Spurs -124, Total Odds: 227.5
The current betting odds slightly favor the San Antonio Spurs with a -124 moneyline, while the Rockets stand at +104. The total odds are set at 227.5, indicating an expectation of a high-scoring game.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Rockets have struggled recently, posting only a 3-7 record against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games. On the road they’ve only managed to win three out of their 16 away matches while against Spurs they have only secured victories twice out of seven matchups; making for a daunting matchup against these Texas powerhouses.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The Spurs haven’t had much luck against the spread, with an ATS record of just 1-4 over their last 5 games. However, their recent home record against the Rockets is strong with 13 victories out of 20 meetings; four out of their last five encounters against them also went over, suggesting an upward trend in high-scoring contests.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 10/27/23 Betting Picks
Considering the recent performances and head-to-head records, the San Antonio Spurs seem to have the edge. Their scoring efficiency and superior rebounding stats give them a slight advantage over the Rockets.
For those seeking a value bet, considering the recent trend of high-scoring games between these two teams, betting on the total points to go over might be a prudent choice. For those looking for handicapper analysis today, the Spurs seem to be the safer pick, but the Rockets, with the right strategy, can spring a surprise.
Free Pick and Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 118, Houston Rockets 110