Spurs vs. Rockets Prediction
Will the Houston Rockets bounce back from their loss on Saturday when they host in-state rival, the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 8PM ET?
585 San Antonio Spurs vs. 586 Houston Rockets
Monday, December 16, 2019
8PM ET – Toyota Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Rockets are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Spurs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 232 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on Houston as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Spurs love OT
San Antonio has remarkably played in four straight overtime games, picking up a 121-119 OT win over the Suns on Saturday night on the road. The Spurs have won three of their last four games. The Spurs are 10-15 on the season, 3-8 on the road, 6-18-1 against the spread and 15-10 with the over.
The Spurs are struggling defensively this season, allowing 115.6 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 46.7 percent against them from the field and 37 percent from the arc. Offensively, San Antonio is putting up 111.9 points per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 21.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 18.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Rockets upset at home
Houston is coming off a 115-107 loss at home to the Pistons on Saturday in a surprising upset. The Rockets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Houston is now 17-9 on the season, 9-4 at home, 12-14 against the spread and 15-11 with the under.
The Rockets are putting up 120.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Defensively, Houston is giving up 114.6 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent from the field. James Harden is leading the Rockets with 39.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is adding 22.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as an underdog and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games when playing on 1 day of rest.
The Rockets are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games as a favorite and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record.
These two met once this year, and no surprise, the Spurs went to overtime and got a 135-133 victory at home. The Rockets have failed to cover in three straight at home, all against losing teams. Houston seems to be playing down to its competition right now, including the recent loss to the Spurs on Dec. 3. San Antonio is finding ways to keep games close, good or bad. I think the Spurs will be able to keep this game close as well. The Rockets just don’t have that edge that we see from the likes of the Bucks or Lakers.
NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +9.5