NBA Picks Against the Spread: San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
Monday, 12/10/12, 8:00 PM EST, TV:  CSH
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The San Antonio Spurs are 10-2 SU on the road this season

San Antonio has won nine of its last 10 games, including a 132-102 blowout victory over the Charlotte Bobcats as 9.5-point road favorites on Saturday.  The Spurs knocked down a franchise-record 19 3-pointers in that contest, with guard Danny Green accounting for seven of those makes.  “We were driving and kicking and moving the ball,” commented Green after the game.  The team is 10-2 on the road this season, which includes a 4-1 mark against Western Conference opponents.  San Antonio is 8-1 ATS after scoring 105 points or more this season.

The Spurs came away with a 114-92 win over the Rockets in their first meeting of the season just three days ago, while going UNDER the posted total of 212.5.  San Antonio watched all 12 of its players score a basket in the affair, with six finishing in double figures.  Depth is one of this team’s greatest strengths, with 12 players earning a start this year, which has played a big part in winning 17 of its first 21 games.

Houston has allowed 114 or more points in dropping back-to-back games, as it looks to bounce back from a 116-109 setback to the Dallas Mavericks as six-point home favorites.  The Rockets welcomed back head coach Kevin McHale, who rejoined the team after spending nearly a month away due to the death of his daughter.  “We had put in some stuff,” commented McHale after the game.  “I’ve got to get caught up.”  The franchise is 7-4 straight up and against the spread at home this season, which makes them a potential play when looking over the pro basketball odds page.

The Rockets compiled a 7-6 record under interim head coach Kelvin Sampson, as they look to continue their home dominance in this calendar month.  Houston has compiled a 24-3 home record in December since 2008, which fits nicely with its 14-8 ATS mark in this particular month overall over the last two-plus seasons.

Sports bettors will likely back the Rockets due to their 2-0 ATS mark when revenging a same season loss versus an opponent, while the Spurs are 5-6 ATS after scoring 120 or more points.

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