San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Odds, Lines, Team Props – NBA, Dec. 19

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Dec 19, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Rockets (9-20) are -4.5 favorites vs. the Spurs (9-20)
  • Total (Over/Under): 227.5 points
  • Monday, December 19, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on SportsNet SW & BSSW

The San Antonio Spurs visit Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Monday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in Houston.

The Rockets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -4.5 (-110).

The Spurs vs Rockets Over/Under is 227.5 total points for the game.

So far this NBA season, the Spurs are 12-17 against the spread, while the Rockets are 13-13 against the spread.


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Spurs vs. Rockets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
San Antonio Spurs+4.5 -110O 227.5 -110+165
Houston Rockets -4.5 -110U 227.5 -110-200

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction for Tonight’s Game:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Rockets will win Monday‘s game with 58.1% confidence.

Based on recent against-the-spread (ATS) trends, the model predicts the Spurs will cover the spread for Monday‘s game with 51.0% confidence.

These predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Spurs and Rockets, plus recent team & player performances and defensive & offensive matchups over the last several NBA games.


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  • The San Antonio Spurs have hit the Moneyline in 13 of their last 28 away games (+17.35 Units / 46% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have hit the 1H Moneyline in 20 of their last 40 away games (+14.50 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 20 of their last 29 away games (+10.30 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have covered the 1Q Spread in 25 of their last 40 away games (+9.60 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have covered the 2Q Spread in 26 of their last 41 away games (+9.59 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 18 of their last 22 games (+13.24 Units / 52% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have hit the Moneyline in 7 of their last 15 games (+10.60 Units / 69% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 16 of their last 21 games (+10.35 Units / 44% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 21 of their last 31 games at home (+9.84 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have hit the 1H Moneyline in 8 of their last 13 games at home (+8.95 Units / 69% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Spurs have gone 12-17 (-6.7 Units / -21% ROI).

  • 9-20 against the Moneyline (+4.5 Units / 15.28% ROI)
  • 13-15 against the Over for game total points (-3.5 Units / -10.97% ROI)
  • 15-13 against the Under for game total points (+0.7 Units / 2.19% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Rockets have gone 13-13 (-1.3 Units / -4.08% ROI).

  • 9-20 against the Moneyline (+1.4 Units / 4.78% ROI)
  • 14-15 against the Over for game total points (-2.5 Units / -7.84% ROI)
  • 15-14 against the Under for game total points (-0.4 Units / -1.25% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 34 of their last 81 games (-18.87 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only hit the 2Q Moneyline in 26 of their last 81 games (-17.65 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 2Q Spread in 34 of their last 81 games (-17.57 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Spread in 32 of their last 81 games (-17.50 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 29 of their last 70 games (-17.12 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 2H Moneyline in 25 of their last 79 games (-31.07 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 4Q Moneyline in 30 of their last 84 games (-27.40 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 3Q Moneyline in 17 of their last 54 games (-20.57 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 35 of their last 83 games (-19.30 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 36 of their last 84 games (-17.57 Units / -18% ROI)

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San Antonio Spurs: Keys to the Game vs. the Houston Rockets

The San Antonio Spurs are 10-42 (.192) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2021-22 season — eighth-worst among NBA teams. The Golden State Warriors have averaged 44.9 rebounds per game (4,263 rebounds/95 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for eighth-highest among NBA teams.

The Spurs are 3-33 (.083) when allowing their opponent to shoot 40% or better from three since the start of the 2021-22 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .256

The Spurs are 9-33 (.214) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .317

The Spurs are 5-20 (.200) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2021-22 season — 6th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .312

Houston Rockets: Keys to the Game vs. the San Antonio Spurs

The Rockets are 14-56 (.197) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .549

The Rockets are 10-38 (.208) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Rockets are 5-64 (.072) when their eFG is 50% or worse since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .224

The Rockets are 2-19 (.095) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .542

Injury Report: Rockets vs. SpursMonday‘s Game, Dec. 19

  • Garrison Mathews (Rockets): Mathews is out for Monday’s (Dec. 19) game against San Antonio.
  • Jae’Sean Tate (Rockets): Tate remains without a timetable to return, according to Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston.
  • Romeo Langford (Spurs): Langford is questionable for Monday’s (Dec. 19) game against Houston.
  • Keldon Johnson (Spurs): Johnson is questionable for Monday’s (Dec. 19) game against Houston.
  • Blake Wesley (Spurs): Wesley is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, according to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Josh Richardson (Spurs): Richardson is out for Monday’s (Dec. 19) game against Houston.

San Antonio Spurs Offensive Stats & Trends

The Spurs have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.3 (2,185 assists/ 964 TOs) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Spurs have averaged 28.6 assists per game (1,314 assists/46 games) on the road since the start of the 2021-22 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 24.2

The Spurs have averaged 52.9 points in the paint per game (5,026 points/95 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 47.2

The Spurs have averaged 16.9 turnovers per game (220 turnovers/13 games) this season — 2nd highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 14.3

Houston Rockets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.3 (285 assists/ 221 TOs) this season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.7

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.5 (3,913 assists/ 2,527 TOs) since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Rockets have averaged 15.8 turnovers per game (1,373 turnovers/87 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.1 (52 assists/ 48 TOs) at home this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

San Antonio Spurs Defensive Stats & Trends

The Spurs have averaged 4.9 blocks per game (465 blocks/95 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for 10th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.7

The Spurs have averaged 5.0 blocks per game (831 blocks/167 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 8th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Spurs have averaged 4.8 blocks per game (220 blocks/46 games) on the road since the start of the 2021-22 season — 9th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.6

The Spurs have averaged 5.1 blocks per game (430 blocks/85 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 9th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

Houston Rockets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have averaged 32.3 defensive rebounds per game (3,071 rebounds/95 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Rockets have averaged 32.7 defensive rebounds per game (5,465 rebounds/167 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Rockets have averaged 4.7 blocks per game (61 blocks/13 games) this season — 10th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.1

The Rockets have averaged 31.5 defensive rebounds per game (410 rebounds/13 games) this season — tied for 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.3


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