San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2017 online betting NBA season continues this evening with a flurry of matchups to grab your wagering attention. There will be a total of 11 different matchups this evening, that is to say that sportsbook players will have a wide selection of games to choose from. However, without a doubt, one of the most prolific games to bet on has to be the San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Western Conference matchup. Let’s take a look at some NBA parlay picks players can rack up on this evening’s pairing.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets – Friday, December 15th
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
Online Betting NBA Odds:
San Antonio Spurs +7 ½ (-110) 213 (-110) +255
Houston Rockets -7 ½ (-110) 213 (-110) -310
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs ride into this Friday night pairing sporting a 19-9 record that ranks San Antonio 2nd in the Southwest Division and 3rd overall in the conference. No doubt the Spurs are vying to catch up to the Rockets, who currently lead the conference. San Antonio will need to mount a bit of a win streak to do so. But that’s something they should have no problem doing, considering the kind of talent this roster wields. However, pulling one over the Houston Rockets on the road isn’t as easy. San Antonio is coming off a 89-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on the road.
Some online betting NBA players might be tempted to take San Antonio straight up. The payout would be undeniably lucrative. However, it’s an extremely unlikely situation. Instead, bettors can take the Rockets on the spread to cash in on a fairly predictable outcome. Additionally, taking this line allows bettors to cash in on a better payout than they would if they took Houston straight up.
The Rockets fly into this Western Conference matchup flashing a brilliant 22-4 record that pegs them as the winningest team in the NBA. Houston has led the West for some time now, but they’ll need to keep up the exemplary play on the court if they are to hold off the encroaching Golden State Warriors. Houston enters this evening’s matchup as heavy sportsbook favorites. This isn’t that shocking at all because the Rockets enter this matchup riding an impressive 11-game win streak.
In order to keep the win streak alive, the Rockets will need yet another big performance from James Harden. Harden is putting up some monster numbers this season as he’s currently averaging 31.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per matchup. Second in points for Houston is Eric Gordon who, at the current time, is putting up 18.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per matchup. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that Harden is the principal engine behind Houston’s success. Furthermore, with the kind of numbers Harden is delivering night in and night out, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Beard walk away with an MVP trophy at the end of the season. Players can expect Harden to have another monster performance in this San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets matchup.