Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 2/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
AT&T Center is the location where the San Antonio Spurs (19-33) will take on the Houston Rockets (15-36) on Friday.
The Rockets played the Cavaliers and earned the victory with a final of 115-104 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Rockets ended up walking away with 23 and the Cavaliers racked up 17 personal fouls. They converted 7 of their 21 shots from distance. Cleveland ended up going 55.6% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 27 attempts. Additionally, Cleveland collected 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Cleveland distributed 48 assists and had 23 steals in the game. In terms of defending, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 51.3% from the field on 41 out of 80 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Rockets made 23 of their 33 attempts for a rate of 69.7%. Houston finished the contest with a 47.6% field goal percentage (39 out of 82) and converted 14 of their 40 shots from beyond the arc.
Jalen Green is someone who was a contributor in the game. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Green finished 46.2% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes.
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Houston enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 15-36 on the year. They are giving up possession 16.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Houston is pulling down 42.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,173 dimes on the year, which is 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Rockets are shooting 34.4% on three-point shots (675 of 1,963) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.4 points per game (17th in the league) while hitting 45.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 22.4 fouls. They are 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,280 relinquished for the year. The Rockets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (2,181 of 4,589) and they relinquish 45.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 35.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 30th in the league in opponents points per game (116.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Spurs went home defeated by a final of 124-120 when they played the Warriors. The Spurs were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this contest. They also turned it over 14 times, while earning 7 steals for the contest. The Warriors committed 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to bury 12 of those for a percentage of 70.6%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, San Antonio made 16 out of their 33 tries (48.5%). In all, the Spurs ended up shooting 46 for 83 from the floor which had them shooting 55.4%. The Spurs permitted the Warriors to make 43 of 96 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.8% for this contest. They shot 43.5% from three-point range by going 20 out of 46 and finished the game at 18 out of 18 at the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to rebounds, San Antonio allowed Golden State to grab 31 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Dejounte Murray ended up having an impact for the Spurs in this matchup. Murray scored 27 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and added 9 assists in this game. He knocked down 12 out of 21 for the matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 9 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 19-33 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Spurs are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 9th in the league. San Antonio has scored 5,795 pts on the season (111.4 per contest) and they collect 45.7 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 28.0 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per contest and they go 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The San Antonio defense allows 35.2% from downtown (609 of 1,728) and their opposition makes 75.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 24.0 dimes and 47.0 boards per game, which ranks them 13th and 26th in basketball. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the league in points given up per game with 111.6. They have forced 13.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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