Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Online Basketball Betting Analysis
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
This online basketball betting evening, sportsbook players can wager on a little bit of a Texas Showdown as the Spurs will host the Rockets. There are plenty of great NBA matchups this evening, but the Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs pairing might just take the cake. Let’s take a gander at what kind of turnout the 3 team teaser odds are predicting for this evening’s Western Conference matchup.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs – Thursday, February 1st
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online Basketball Betting Lines:
Houston Rockets -2 (-115) -128
San Antonio Spurs +2 (-115) +109
The Rockets zip into this Thursday night pairing flashing a 36-13 record that ranks them 1st in the Southwest Division. However, despite being the best team in the division, the Rockets are still second-best in the conference behind Golden State. At the present time, the Warriors have a 3 game lead over Houston: a figure they’ve maintained throughout the season. As most online basketball betting fans will recall, Houston actually led the conference for a good chunk of the season. Nevertheless, Golden State has proven too much to catch. As for this evening’s game; the Rockets enter riding a 2-game win streak looking to pick up an elusive road win against the best defense of the night. It’s a tall order, but the sportsbook betting odds certainly think the Rockets can get the job done.
As aforementioned, the Spurs have the No. 1 defense in the league with a total of 97.5 points allowed per game. That’s certainly foreboding, but the Rockets might just have what they need to overcome: the NBA’s second best scoring offense. With a total of 114.1 put up each night, only Golden State is scoring more than Houston. All of a sudden it’s looking like Houston can pick up the road win this Thursday night. Another thing going for the Rockets this evening is the fact that San Antonio wields the 27th worst scoring unit in the league, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to outscore them.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs enter this evening’s Western Conference pairing flashing a 34-19 record that ranks them 2nd in the Southwest behind Houston. Subsequently, the Spurs are also 3rd in the Western Conference behind the 2nd-seeded Rockets. All season long San Antonio has been enjoying a high level of success. Nevertheless, the franchise has hit a bit of a slump as of late. Specifically, for the month of January, the Spurs posted a disappointing 9-7 performance. All in all 9-7 isn’t that bad for an NBA team, but it is pretty bad for the Spurs. Notwithstanding their recent struggles, San Antonio enters this evening’s matchup riding a 2 game winning streak as well. With that in mind, should bettors take the upset line in this evening’s Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs matchup?
The odds available on the Rockets money line aren’t all that impressive at the moment. The line may move throughout the day however, so players will want to keep checking up on it periodically as the matchup approaches. This evening’s contest will mark the second time these two have met, with the Rockets winning the first matchup. That said, maybe taking the Rockets straight up is the way to go this evening.