[8:00 PM] Spurs @ Rockets

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Antonio Spurs (5-3)

@ Houston Rockets (5-3)


Current odds:

San Antonio Spurs: (-102)

Houston Rockets: (-108)


ESPN simulations have Houston as 51.5% favorites to win the game.

67% of sports bets are currently on San Antonio to win as (-102) underdogs.

The line for this game is Spurs by 1 point.

Becoming a point guard has only enhanced James Harden’s ability to score and the Houston Rockets star looks to continue his strong play during Saturday’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs. Harden has scored 30 or more points five times and reached 15 or more assists five times while averaging 30.6 points and an NBA-best 13 assists through the first eight games. Harden scored a season-low 24 points in Wednesday’s 101-99 win at San Antonio but it was part of a triple-double in which he had 15 assists and 12 rebounds in a strong all-around performance.

San Antonio is looking to avenge the midweek loss to Houston and played solid defense in Friday’s 96-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons to offset a poor 5-of-18 shooting performance from star forward Kawhi Leonard.

Gasol has struggled to fit in with his new teammates but he was clicking while scoring a season-best 21 points and adding nine rebounds and a season-high six assists in the win over the Pistons. The 36-year-old took 16 shots (making 10) against Detroit after taking a total of seven over the previous two games and said he changed his approach.

San Antonio PG Tony Parker (knee) had seven points on 3-of-11 shooting Friday after missing the previous three games.

The Rockets’ victory over the Spurs on Wednesday was just their second in the past eight meetings.


StreakSmarts Pick: Houston Rockets

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick