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San Antonio SpursHouston Rockets
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Odds

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The Rockets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Spurs tip off at Toyota Center on Thursday in NBA play.

The Rockets are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Spurs, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 1-0 and the Spurs go 1-1 on the totals.

View San Antonio vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rockets in this one will find them as 1-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Rockets and the No. 5-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 116-88 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 19-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 16 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10 per outing.

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 115-90 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Spurs covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Los Angeles out of the gym and running up a 115-90 score at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 104-95 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rockets got a 20-point performance from Kyle Lowry, who added 12 assists, but Orlando still ran past Houston 104-95 on Monday at Amway Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Spurs at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio home to Utah, Saturday, December 31
Houston at Memphis, Friday, December 30

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