After going just 1-6 in their road trip that was marred by multiple absences due to COVID protocols, San Antonio will have a seven-game homestand to try to get back on track as they await the returns of Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Doug McDermott, Devin Vassell, and Thaddeus Young.
Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 24 points and five assists on 11-for-19 shooting on Tuesday against the Knicks, but the team simply didn't have enough firepower to keep up with the personnel they had available.
Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets are trying to rebound from a 111-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and have given up 110 or more points in 12 straight games.
The Spurs won two of three meetings last season and have won the last two.
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 5.5 point favorites against the Rockets.
Houston Rockets: +190
San Antonio Spurs: -230
The over/under for the matchup is 232.0. The Spurs are averaging 110.9 points per game while the Rockets are averaging 107.9.
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Prediction
The Spurs' injury report has looked closer to an entry in the Lord of the Rings saga than a report for the past week, and it won't be much better against the Rockets. Meanwhile, Alperen Sengun is questionable to make his return for Houston and could give the unfamiliar Spurs fits with his post moves and deceptively effective passing.
Still, I think the Spurs should be eager and hungry for a win after a few near-misses on the road trip despite being severely outmatched. Houston's defense is one of the most porous in the league, and it's time for San Antonio to take advantage of finally getting an inferior opponent, short-handed or not.
Spurs 115, Rockets 104
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
The game will air on KENS and AT&T Sportsnet Southwest. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs have a day off before getting set for yet another back-to-back on Friday and Saturday.
Jan. 14 vs. Cavaliers
Jan. 15 vs. Clippers
Jan. 17 vs. Suns