Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds & Point Spread Pick 12/8/22

by | Dec 8, 2022 | nba

Houston Rockets (7-17 SU, 11-11-2 ATS) vs. San Antonio Spurs (6-18 SU, 9-15-0 ATS)

When: Thursday, December 8th, 8:30 PM (ET)

Where: AT&T Center, TX, San Antonio

TV: KENS

Point Spread: HOU -2.0/ SA +2 (Unahppy with your bookie? Consider helping us both out by checking out our best sportsbooks page!)

Total: 231.5

Money Line: Houston Rockets -138/ +113

Notable Injuries

Rockets

  • Jae’Sean Tate (Out) Ankle
  • Kevin Porter Jr. (Questionable) Knee
  • Bruno Fernando (Questionable) Illness
  • Josh Christopher (Questionable) Foot

Spurs

  • Doug McDermott (Probable) Ankle
  • Josh Richardson (Probable) Ankle
  • Jakob Poeltl (Out) Knee
  • Keita Bates-Diop (Out) Foot
  • Romeo Langford (Probable) Back
  • Devin Vassell (Doubtful) Knee
  • Jeremy Sochan (Out) Quad
  • Blake Wesley (Out) Knee

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Houston is 7-17 overall. When taking to the road, Houston has a mark of 3-12 and a win percentage of 20.0%. Currently, the team is 14th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 11-11-2 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS.

Houston will be looking to build on their most recent win over the 76ers. Jalen Green led the team to a win with his 27 points. The Rockets were 8-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.

Heading into the game, San Antonio is 6-18 overall. When playing at home, San Antonio has a mark of 3-10 and a win percentage of 23%. Currently, the team is 15th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 9-15-0 vs. the spread. In San Antonio’s last five games, the Spurs have a straight-up record of 0-5 while going 0-5 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 0-10 and 1-9 ATS.

The Historicals

Last year, the Spurs took the season series against the Rockets, winning 3 out of 4 games. Just like they did overall, the Rockets averaged 114.5 points per game against the Spurs. On the other side, the Spurs saw an improvement in their scoring when they played the Rockets, putting up an average of 128 points per game. In their last five meetings, the Spurs have outscored the Rockets by an average of 124 to 112. This has led to a 3-2 record for the Spurs against the spread. And as for the over-under, the teams have combined for an average of 236 points per game in their last five matchups, with the over-hitting four times.

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Analysis

This season, Los Angeles is averaging just 107.3 points per game, which places them 30th in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA, at just 98.0 possessions per game. When looking at the team’s 3-point shooting numbers, they profile as an average team in both percentage and attempts. For the season, the Clippers’ offense is ranked 20th in 3-point attempts per game while connecting at a rate of 35.8%. Defensively, the Clippers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 108.39 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.31%.

Heading into today’s game, Los Angeles will be needing a strong offensive effort from Paul George, and the team’s supporting cast as Norman Powell won’t be available vs. Miami. So far, Powell is averaging 14.8 points per game. George leads the Clippers at 22.7 points per contest.

This season, Miami is averaging just 108.3 points per game, which places them 28th in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA, at just 98.0 possessions per game. The Heat have been able to put together a strong offensive attack despite sitting just 22nd in 3-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are among the league leaders in attempts at 35.4 attempts per game. Defensively, the Heat have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 105.57 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing the team’s to hit just 34.0%.

Coming into today’s game, Bam Adebayo is the leading scorer for Miami at 20.7 points per game. This season, Adebayo has a field goal percentage of 52.7%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Kyle Lowry, at 14.4 points per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • The Heat are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
  • The Heat are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
  • The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
  • The Clippers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The home team has won four of the last of five in this season and with the reasonable -4.5 line, I look for the Heat to put ann end to their two-game losing streak with a win and cover tonight. Need help beating your bookie? Check out what the Predictem Pros are playing today!