San Antonio vs Houston: prediction for the NBA match
San Antonio Spurs
Too many of San Antonio players ended up in COVID protocols. Now Gregg Popovich's men will have to do without a number of key players. Derrick White, Doug McDermott and Devin Vassell are surely missed by the Spurs. Their absence affected team's performance.
In eight most recent matches Spurs suffered seven defeats. They only managed to record a victory over Boston (99:97). But after that San Antonio suffered consecutive defeats to Philadelphia (100:119), Brooklyn (119:121) and New York (96:111).
Houston had a period of great results. Rockets managed to record a number of consecutive victories. But their success was short-lived. Now Rockets are losing games once again and are at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Houston lost three matches in a row. Rockets were beaten by Dallas (106:130). After that they also failed to put up a fight in matches against Minnesota (123:141) and Philadelphia (91:111).
Rockets beat that total in 3 out of 5 most recent matches
Murray averages 17,5 points per game at home
San Antonio was always a high-scoring team, but in recent matches Spurs are not so efficient. Absence of some players significantly decreased team's offensive potential. In each of eight most recent matches Gregg Popovich's men failed to score more than 120 points. We are not expecting a better performance from them this time.
Our prediction - San Antonio: total under 120 points
Houston should be able to get advantage of San Antonio's problems. Spurs are in a crisis now. Rockets will try to snatch a win.
Our second bet - Handicap (+7,5) points for Houston Rockets