NBA Basketball: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -8 Over/Under: 212
FREE NBA PREDICTIONS HOUSTON ROCKETS VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS
The Houston Rockets will be trying to extend their winning streak to 12 games when they host the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center for tonights. The Houston Rockets are making a case as the best team in the league right now, as they’re outscoring teams by 12 points in their last five games and 10 points at home this season overall. The game also pits Houston’s No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 115 PPG. On the flip side, the Rockets will be playing against the Spurs defense that ranks No. 1 at 97.54 PPG. The question will be, can the Rockets keep up their high field-goal percentage of 47%? Keep in mind the Spurts are shooting at 45% per game, should be a close one.
The Rockets haven’t lost since Chris Paul returned to the lineup after injuring his knee in the season opener. Paul will require a full contribution from Kawhi Leonard along with Aldridge and Green. The real reason isn’t the Rockets offense thats been helping the team out, its their defense rebounding percentage. Last season, the Rockets finished 21st in the league and this season, they are leading the league in defensive rebounding.
FREE NBA PICKS HOUSTON ROCKETS VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS
CTS 365 NBA Trends:
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Spurs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games
San Antonio is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Spurs are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games against the Southwest Division
Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games playing on two days of rest
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rockets are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against the Western Conference
Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against teams with winning records
Rockets are 6-1 Under in their last seven games against the Southwest Division
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 5 games on the road
While Houston averaged a healthy 110 points per game without Paul, the team has averaged 119 points since his return. Something tell us it will be a different story tonight as they face the Spurs. Everyone and their mother is picking the Rockets to cover the large number. Even though the Rockets will have the edge tonight with the home court advantage, go against the grain and ride with the underdog and for a bonus the stats love the under.
[button type=”big” color=”red”] Pick: Spurs +8[/button] [button type=”big” color=”red”] Pick: Over 212[/button]