At 8:30 ET, the Houston Rockets (-172) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (+142) in a Western Southwest Division matchup. The Rockets are favored by 3.5 points and have won two straight games, while the Spurs are 15th in the Western Conference and have a record of 14-51.

This game will be played at the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and can be seen on KENS.

HOUSTON ROCKETS VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Rockets -3.5

This game will be played at Frost Bank Center at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-103 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Jalen Green finishing with Jalen Green points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.8% and knocking down 11 threes.

Can Houston Secure a Road Victory?

Houston has won two straight games as the favorite and is favored by 3.5 points today. As the favorite, the Rockets have a record of 16-5 and have gone 14-7 ATS as the favorite.

In Western Conference play, the Rockets are 21-19 and are currently in 11th place. Against the Western Conference, they are 8-16 compared to 21-11 at home.

The Rockets’ ATS record on the road is 13-18, and they have covered the spread in four straight road games. On average, they are 4.9 points worse per game on the road.

Houston’s O/U record for the season is 28-36, and 37 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 222.5. This season, their games have averaged 225.7 points per game.

In their last game, the Rockets beat the Kings by a score of 112-104. The O/U line for that game was 234 points, and Houston covered the spread as 7-point underdogs.

Heading into this game, the Rockets are 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111 points per game. In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 20th in the NBA in made threes at 12.2 per game. Overall, they are 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. In terms of free throws, Houston is 11th in made free throws per game at 18.1.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.6% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 28th in the league at 45%. When it comes to assists, they are 25th at 24.8 per game.

This season, the Rockets’ defense is the 11th ranked defense in the NBA at 11th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 57.8% of their games. Most recently, the Rockets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 104 points to the Kings.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Spurs?

Today, the Spurs are 14-51 overall, which has them in 15th place in the Western Conference. Within the Southwest Division, they are in 5th place with a record of 1-10 against division opponents.

In games against other Western Conference teams, the Spurs are 9-29 compared to 5-22 against the East. On the road, they are 18-18 ATS, while their straight-up road record is 7-29.

As the underdog, the Spurs have gone 10-50 this season. Against the spread as the underdog, they are 28-32 with an average scoring differential of -9.5 points per game. Today, they are getting 3.5 points.

In their last game, the Spurs lost to the Warriors by a score of 112-102. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and they were 5-point underdogs going into the game.

This season, the average O/U line in Spurs games is 233.6, and their games have averaged 232.6 points per game. San Antonio has an O/U record of 33-31-1, and 62 of their 65 games have had higher O/U lines than today’s line of 222.5.

Heading into this game, the Spurs are averaging 112.5 points per game, which is 21st in the NBA. However, at home, they are scoring 114.8 points per game compared to 110.6 on the road.

San Antonio is 3rd in pace at 101.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 24th in the league at 46%. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 15th in made threes but just 27th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

On average, the Spurs are making 15.6 free throws per game, which is 26th in the NBA. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 17th in the league at 10.3 per game. In terms of assists, San Antonio is 2nd in the NBA at 29.8 per game.

Currently, the Spurs’ defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.1 points per game. San Antonio’s defense is currently forcing 14.4 turnovers per game, which is 28th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 3rd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.