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San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Predictions and Preview for 1/25/2022

San Antonio Spurs takes on Houston Rockets on 1/25/2022 at 08:00 PM.

The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets face off in an important game for both teams. San Antonio Spurs has a record of 17-30 this regular season. Houston Rockets is 14-33 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

San Antonio Spurs Team Defense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 110.6, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

San Antonio Spurs Team Offense Preview




Their offensive efficiency is 109.9, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .544 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .519, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .333 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .352 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .732 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They successfully retrieved 23.9% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Houston Rockets Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 115.0, there is a lot of work to do here. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are not doing enough to stop opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Houston Rockets Team Offense Preview


Their offensive efficiency is 107.1, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .561 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .530, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .448 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .347 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .717 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.7% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The San Antonio Spurs Roster

The Players to Watch for San Antonio Spurs

Dejounte Murray 6-4 180 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Keldon Johnson 6-5 220 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Derrick White 6-4 190 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Houston Rockets Roster

The Players to Watch for Houston Rockets

Christian Wood 6-10 214 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Jae’Sean Tate 6-4 230 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Eric Gordon 6-3 215 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 115 Houston Rockets 111

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Moneyline Pick: San Antonio Spurs -200 Bovada
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