San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets - 12/16/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -10
Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets (17-9, 2nd in the Southwest Division) host the San Antonio Spurs (10-15, 3rd in the Southwest Division) at Toyota Center on Monday, December 16, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Houston as 10 point favorites. The over/under opens at 232.
The Spurs cover the spread 25.0% of the time, having gone 6-18-1 ATS. Houston is covering 46.2% of the time, going 12-14-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/14/2019 IV Lonnie Walker IV SG Undisclosed Game Time Decision
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/14/2019 Tyson Chandler C Illness Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/14/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/14/2019 Russell Westbrook G Rest Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/13/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 3
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.8 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
James Harden averages 39.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 115.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. San Antonio averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 114.6 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Houston is 2nd in the league with 120.1 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Rockets are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 22nd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Houston is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 16th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +10
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