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San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Odds
The visiting Spurs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Toyota Center against the Rockets.
The Rockets bring a 9-10 record (9-9-1 ATS) to the battle against the 17-4 Spurs, who are 14-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 11-8 so far and the Spurs go 13-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockets rated this week at No. 12 and the Spurs sitting at No. 1. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 111-101 result in favor of the Spurs today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 4-ranked offense (103.4 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 11 at 95.9 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.3% on average).
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.4 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 132-102 result against the Bobcats on December 8. The Spurs covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 234 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was run off the court by the Spurs on Saturday as San Antonio blasted the Bobcats 132-102 at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 116-109 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 225 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rockets got a terrific 39-point performance from James Harden but Dallas handed them a 116-109 defeat on Saturday at Toyota Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Utah are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Spurs at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
San Antonio is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio's last 10 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio at Utah, Wednesday, December 12
Houston home to Washington, Wednesday, December 12