Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Spurs to start the preseason by crushing the Rockets

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Spurs to start the preseason by crushing the Rockets

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: The San Antonio Spurs are expected to win the upcoming NBA preseason game against the Houston Rockets as per the latest prediction.

It’s going to be an action-packed weekend for the basketball fans with the preseason games of the upcoming 77th season of the NBA. On Sunday, 2nd October, the Houston Rockets will kickstart their preseason campaign by hosting the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center Arena in Texas.

The Rockets had a very disappointing end to the last NBA season. They were eliminated from playoff contention for the second consecutive year. Houston finished the regular season at 17-55 in the last position of the Western Conference. It was the worst performance among all teams in both conferences. They will surely hope for a better campaign this time.

The San Antonio Spurs will look to start the preseason on a positive note. The Spurs fought hard in the last season to clinch a postseason berth. They were successful in qualifying for the Play-In tournament after a 33-39 finish to the regular season but their journey ended with a 103-113 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. It was San Antonio’s third consecutive elimination from the postseason battle.

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Winning Odds

PlatformRocketsSpursPredicted Winner
ActionNetwork

*Odds not available yet

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: 2022-23 Roster

Houston Rockets:

Guard: TyTy Washington Jr., Trevor Hudgins, Daishen Nix, Garrison Mathews, Kevin Porter Jr., Sterling Brown, Josh Christopher, Jalen Green, Trey Burke, Eric Gordon

Forward: Usman Garuba, Jae’Sean Tate, Jabari Smith Jr., Tari Eason, Marquese Chriss, David Nwaba, Kenyon Martin Jr.

Center:

Bruno Fernando, Boban Marjanovic, Alperen Senguin

San Antonio Spurs:

Guard: Blake Wesley, Tommy Kuhse, Jordan Hall, Malaki Branham, Josh Richardson, Joshua Primo, Devin Wassell, Tre Jones, Romeo Langford

Forward: Joe Wieskamp, Alize Johnson, Dominick Barlow, Jeremy Sochan, Isaiah Roby, Keldon Johnson, Keita Bates-Diop, Zach Collins, Doug McDermott

Center: Gorgui Dieng, Jakob Poeltl

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Injuries

Houston Rockets: Marquese Chriss (Small Forward)

San Antonio Spurs: Joshua Primo (Shooting Guard), Keldon Johnson (Small Forward), Joe Wieskamp (Small Forward)

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Team Stats (NBA 2021-22 Regular Season)

StatsHouston RocketsSan Antonio Spurs
Points Per Game109.7113.2
Rebounds Per Game42.045.3
Assists Per Game23.627.9
Steals Per Game7.37.6
Blocks Per Game4.74.9

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Head to Head

Both these teams have met 207 times in the regular season of the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs have been the better side as they got 115 wins, while the Houston Rockets won 92 games. If we talk about the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Spurs and only 1 by the Rockets. The previous meeting took place in the last NBA season on 28 March 2022. The San Antonio Spurs won that fixture with a score of 115-92.

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Top Players from the Last NBA Season

Houston Rockets:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameReboundsPer GameBlocks Per Game
Christian WoodCenter17.910.11.0
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Jalen GreenShooting Guard17.33.42.0
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameSteals Per Game
Kevin Porter Jr.Shooting Guard15.66.21.1

San Antonio Spurs:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameRebounds Per Game
Dejounte MurrayShooting Guard21.19.28.3
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Keldon JohnsonSmall Forward17.06.11.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameBlocks Per Game
Jakob PoeltlCenter13.59.31.7

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Winner

The NBA preseason gives opportunities to teams to get their rhythm set and bring their top form back ahead of the regular season. Teams mostly try out different strategies and experiments in their squads. The Rockets have a lot to improve after a forgetful performance in the last season. The Spurs also need a comprehensive performance this time to qualify for the postseason. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Spurs for this fixture.

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