Rockets vs Spurs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, December 19, 2022

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The Houston Rockets (9-20) host the San Antonio Spurs (9-20), with the matchup starting at 8:00 PM ET from Toyota Center on Monday, December 19, 2022. The Rockets are 4.5-point favorites in the game. A 227.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

How to bet Rockets vs. Spurs

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Rockets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Rockets have -192 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +161 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Rockets vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Rockets vs. Spurs Betting Trends

The Rockets are 13-13-3 against the spread this year. Houston was defeated in the one game it played as the favorite this season. Rockets games this year have hit the over on 14 of 29 set point totals.

The Spurs are 12-17-0 against the spread this year. San Antonio is 8-19 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 29.6% of those games). Spurs games this year have hit the over 44.8% of the time (13 out of 29 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 29 21.6 4.2 3.8 0.8 0.3 2.2
Kevin Porter Jr. 28 18.6 5.6 5.6 1.4 0.4 1.8
Alperen Sengun 26 14.2 8.8 2.1 0.7 1 0.2
Jabari Smith Jr. 28 12 7.1 0.7 0.4 0.9 2
Eric Gordon 25 11.8 2 2.4 0.6 0.4 1.9

Spurs

Spurs Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Keldon Johnson 27 21.1 5.2 2.9 0.8 0.1 2.7
Devin Vassell 23 19.8 4 3.4 1 0.4 2.8
Jakob Poeltl 21 12.6 9.7 3.3 1 1 0
Tre Jones 28 12.4 3.5 6.7 1.4 0.2 0.7
Doug McDermott 25 10.4 2 1.5 0.1 0.2 2
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Rockets vs. Spurs Injury Report

Spurs: Keldon Johnson: Out (Lower Back), Romeo Langford: Probable (Ankle), Josh Richardson: Out (Personal), Blake Wesley: Out (Knee), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed)

What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston has struggled to produce points this season, ranking fourth-worst in the league with 109.7 points per game. It has played better on defense, ranking 19th by giving up 115.1 points per contest. The Rockets put up 111 points per game in home games, compared to 108.6 points per game away from home, a difference of 2.4 points per contest. The Rockets have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 108.8 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.9 points fewer than the 109.7 they’ve scored this season.

Houston is 18th in the NBA with 11.4 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 25th with a 33% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Rockets have taken 60.9% two-pointers and 39.1% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s buckets, 70.8% are two-pointers and 29.2% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs

On offense, San Antonio is the fifth-worst team in the NBA (109.9 points per game). Defensively, it is the worst (120 points conceded per game). At home the Spurs are putting up 109.7 points per game, 0.4 fewer points than they are averaging away (110.1). The Spurs have fared worse offensively in their previous 10 games, generating 109.5 points per contest, 0.4 fewer points their than season average of 109.9.

San Antonio makes 11.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 20th and 24th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Spurs have attempted 36.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.1% of the Spurs’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 72.9% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Rockets, and we predict that Rockets will cover the spread (Rockets -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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