The HOUSTON and the SAN ANTONIO will both be gunning for a victory on 11/10/2018 at 8:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
HOUSTON ROCKETS vs SAN ANTONIO SPURS
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
|715||HOUSTON||2.5 (-110)||211 (-110)||-140
TV: 8:35 PM
PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO , HOUSTON
Oddsmakers currently have the SAN ANTONIO listed as 2.5 point favorites versus the HOUSTON, while the game’s total is sitting at 211.
The Houston Rockets are one of the season’s biggest disappointments while the San Antonio Spurs were called “soft” by coach Gregg Popovich after their latest defeat. One of the teams is guaranteed to be feeling a bit better after the teams square off Saturday in San Antonio.
The Rockets used to be a vaunted offensive machine but they were dispatched 98-80 by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, marking the fifth time in seven games that they failed to reach 100 points. “Really, our offense is anemic,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters after the loss. “I mean, it’s bad. … I don’t know if we’re just sagging because we’re not believing in what we’re (doing). I don’t know. We’ve got to find the answers, but our offense right now is not very good.” The Spurs have lost back-to-back games and Popovich shook up the players after Wednesday’s 95-88 loss to the Miami Heat by tagging them with the soft label. “I don’t enjoy that. I don’t think anybody does,” San Antonio guard Bryn Forbes told reporters. “If you are a competitor, that’s one of the worst thing you can be called.”
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBATV, AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston), KENS (San Antonio)
ABOUT THE ROCKETS (4-6): Reigning MVP James Harden struggled to get free in the loss against the Thunder and scored just 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting. “It’s tough,” Harden told reporters afterward. “Anybody, any player in this league, if you’ve got open shots and they’re not falling, it’s going to mess with you a little bit. That’s where we take each other to kind of get each other out of that funk and just keep the positive energy going.” Forward Carmelo Anthony’s return to Oklahoma was a nightmare as he scored just two points on 1-of-11 shooting and his basket came on a goaltending call.
ABOUT THE SPURS (6-4): Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.4 points in his first 10 games with San Antonio and he wasn’t thrilled about Popovich’s critique. “Nobody wants to have that type of label on you,” DeRozan told reporters of the “soft” tag. “Granted, we played that way last game. But it’s all about how you respond back to that. Man up. That’s motivation there and we can’t wait to play Saturday.” San Antonio shot just 33 percent in the setback with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge being a porous 2-of-14 while scoring a season-low six points.
1. The Rockets went 3-1 against the Spurs last season after San Antonio won nine of the previous 11 meetings.
2. Houston backup SG Eric Gordon (hip) is questionable and could sit out for the fourth consecutive contest.
3. San Antonio SF Rudy Gay (heel) could miss his third straight game.
PREDICTION: Spurs 99, Rockets 96