How to Bet San Antonio vs. Houston NBA Lines & Pick.

How to Bet San Antonio vs. Houston NBA Lines & Pick

Written by on December 14, 2017

The San Antonio Spurs finally have their best player back in superstar small forward Kawhi Leonard. They’ll need his special skill set when they attempt to stop a Houston Rockets express train that is playing like an unstoppable runaway locomotive right now. With the Spurs coming off a loss in their last game, let’s find out if they can snap Houston’s 11-game winning streak despite being the betting underdog at the NBA lines. Be sure to check back for more NBA odds for all other games, exclusively at MyBookie!

Spurs vs. Rockets NBA Lines & Pick

  • When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: ESPN Radio 1420
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Lines: Houston Rockets -6.5 (Over/Under at 212)

Team Records

  • All: Spurs 19-9 / Rockets 22-4
  • Home: Spurs 13-2 / Rockets 10-3
  • Away: Spurs 6-7 / Rockets 12-1
  • ATS: Spurs 14-13-1 / Rockets 14-11-1
  • Over/Under: Spurs 11-17 / Rockets 12-14

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Spurs lead 7-3
  • Score: Spurs 107.00 / Rockets 103.20
  • Field Goal Percentage: Spurs 42.41 / Rockets 46.55
  • Rebounds: Spurs 43.00 / Rockets 45.80
  • 3 Point Shots: Spurs 138-408 / Rockets 85-247
  • Steals: Spurs 7.40 / Rockets 8.40

Why Bet on the San Antonio Spurs?

Why bet on the Spurs to be the first team to beat Houston in over two weeks? Well, because they’re a very good veteran team that can generally play with anyone, the Rockets, Warriors, and Cavs included. Plus, they have their best player back in Leonard, even if they are using him on a time restriction basis as he works his way back from a quadriceps condition that has kept him out of competitive play since Game 1 of the Western Conference finals last season.The Spurs hit the new week having won four straight and eight of their last nine games overall, until falling to Dallas 95-89 in Leonard’s return on Tuesday night.“I understand the situation that I’m in and we’re thinking about down the road,” said Leonard, who scored 13 points in 16 minutes. “I’m just happy to be out there, just to play the game and enjoy the things I missed — missing shots, losing games, making mistakes, just everything,” said Leonard, who had six rebounds, an assist, and a block. “I missed everything on the court.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 101.07
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.43
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.05
  • Free Throw Percentage: 78.47
  • Total Rebounds: 44.82
Defense
  • Total Score: 97.54
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.21
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.12
  • Free Throw Percentage: 72.35
  • Total Rebounds: 41.11

Why Bet on the Houston Rockets?

Why bet on Houston in this contest? Well, because they look like the best team in basketball this season and haven’t lost a single game with veteran point guard Chris Paul on the court this season. The Rockets extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 108-96 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday night. Houston is 12-0 in games played with Paul on the court after the perennial all-star missed nearly a month this season with a bruised left knee.“It’s all good and well. It’s nice,” said Paul who came to Houston this season in a July trade to play with MVP candidate James Harden.“I’ve been on a team that won 17 games in a row, and it didn’t feel like that. You know what I mean? Just because it’s all about playing the right way, it’s all about building. You can win however many games you want in a row. It means nothing if you’re not playing the right way, but right now we’re playing the right way and still trying to get better.”CP3 is one of the reasons why the Rockets dominate the NBA Lines.Paul scored a season-high 31 points while pulling down seven boards and dishing out 11 assists. Harden added 21 points in the win. They are the main reason to keep the Rockets as favorite at the NBA Lines week after week.“Just to see him have that confidence and shoot that and be aggressive and get in his bag, as we call it, it’s a great sight,” said Harden, who had 21 points and eight assists in what qualifies as an off night for him. “Not only to fans and teammates, but everybody around the world loves to see Chris Paul do that. Hopefully, he can continue that and continue to get that confidence to where if he wants to shoot the ball three, four, five, six times in a row, he can do it.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 114.77
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.00
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.94
  • Free Throw Percentage: 79.51
  • Total Rebounds: 44.12
Defense
  • Total Score: 103.73
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.97
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.24
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.33
  • Total Rebounds: 40.92

Latest NBA Betting Trends

  • Spurs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 7 games
  • Rockets are 11-0 SU in its last 11 games
  • Rockets are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite

Expert Analysis and Prediction

As much as I like the Spurs, I just don’t see San Antonio being able to keep up with the kind of offensive firepower the Houston Rockets have these days.The NBA Lines favorite Rockets, who have the NBA’s best record at 22-4, have won by double digits in nine of the 11 games since Paul’s return. Houston is beating teams by an average margin of 17.0 points during the winning streak.“I never go into a game expecting to lose,” Paul said. “I think we’re just playing with the right pace, the right tempo, the right energy. It’s fun.”The Spurs are an uninspiring 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games against their Southwest Division rivals. Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning straight up record and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against their Western Conference counterparts. The Rockets win by double digits again.Pick: San Antonio Spurs 100 – Houston Rockets 110