The teams played back in November in Houston and the Spurs won 92-84 in NBA betting.
Basketball betting has the Spurs winning 6 of the last 10 outright against the Rockets but they are 5-5 against the NBA betting odds. The teams split their four meetings last year both straight up and against the basketball betting line. Both of the games in San Antonio last year were close as the Rockets won 87-85 while the Spurs won 77-75. Both of those games went way under the basketball betting total and in this series that is not unusual as eight of the last ten games between the two have gone under. Both teams have decent offenses this season though so it is not a given that this game on Friday goes under.
Houston is 23-18 overall this season and 21-20 against the basketball betting line. They are better at home than on the road. Away from home the Rockets are just 10-13 against the NBA betting odds. The better trend for Houston when they are on the road is the total as 14 of their 23 road games have gone under the total. The Rockets are 14th in the league on offense and 18th on defense. Aaron Brooks is leading a balanced attack at 18.6 points per game. A number of other players are having good years for Houston including Luis Scola and Trevor Ariza.
San Antonio has been better at home in basketball betting than on the road. The Spurs are a very solid defensive team as they are 5th in the league on defense. They are 10th on offense as basketball stats indicate. Tim Duncan leads the team in scoring at 20 points per game and he gets a lot of support from Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Richard Jefferson.
When the Rockets and Spurs get together in basketball betting the games are normally close. The teams know each other well and they are in-state rivals. Houston has been a major surprise this season in NBA betting and although they are underdogs here to San Antonio, they are capable of winning this game on the road.