Rockets vs Spurs Prediction - NBA Picks 10/27/23
San Antonio Spurs (0-1) vs Houston Rockets (0-1)
Game Info: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Frost Bank Center)
Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs -1.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the Frost Bank Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Houston Rockets Betting Preview
The Houston Rockets look for a win after losing their opener to the Magic. The Houston Rockets look to avoid their third 0-2 start in the last 4 years. The Houston Rockets are averaging 86 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 14 points and 1 rebound, while Dillon Brooks is averaging 14 points and 4 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Green is grabbing 1 rebound. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 26.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview
The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after losing their opener to the Mavericks. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t started 0-2 since the 2008-09 season. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 119 points on 51.7 percent shooting and allowing 126 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devin Vassell is averaging 23 points and 5 rebounds, while Keldon Johnson is averaging 17 points and 7 assists. Tre Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Wembanyama is grabbing 5 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets are young and talented, but they still have issues finishing games, and their effort against the Magic was concerning. The Rockets got blown out the second they made it a game, and being able to blow a game that quickly like that is an issue. The San Antonio Spurs went toe to toe with the Mavericks in their opener and despite the loss it should be a confidence boost. I'd also assume Victor Wembanyama won't be in foul trouble like he was. The Spurs will have a packed house again. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.