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Spurs home to Rockets in NBA betting action

Houston RocketsSan Antonio Spurs
Dec 7, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD15-4

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Rockets travelling to San Antonio Friday to face the Spurs on Friday.

The Rockets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 9-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Spurs are 12-6-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Houston is 10-7 on the totals; San Antonio is 12-7.

View Houston vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 211.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 4 and the Rockets at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 108-102 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 5-ranked offense (102.6 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 29 at 102.6 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 47.5% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 107.3 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, a 107-105 result against the Lakers on December 4. The Rockets covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 212 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Houston got 22 points from Toney Douglas en route to a 107-105 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 110-99 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Gary Neal scored 22 points leading the Spurs to a 110-99 victory over Milwaukee at AT&T Center on Wednesday.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Rockets at Spurs trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston's last 20 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 8 games
San Antonio is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Dallas, Saturday, December 8
San Antonio at Charlotte, Saturday, December 8