Houston Rockets versus San Antonio Spurs versus Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Preview 12-10-2012

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The 17-4 San Antonio Spurs will hit the road to play the 9-10 Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The current odds from this NBA game has the road club San Antonio Spurs favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 202 points. There has been no early movement in this betting line since the odds opened up a few hours ago. Trend: San Antonio Spurs are 3-0 ATS in their past three meetings with the Houston Rockets.

The teams met once this season back on Friday night with San Antonio posting the 114-92 home win as a -8 ½ point favorite. The game went under 212 ½ points. Houston’s lack of size played a factor in this one as the Spurs pulled down 13 more rebounds than the Rockets. San Antonio shot 55% to the Rockets 39%.

San Antonio is 10-2 straight up on the road this season. They enter play with a four game win streak and have won nine of their past ten games with their only loss coming during bench gate in their loss at Miami with four starters rested. They are coming off the 132-102 road win on Saturday night against the Charlotte Bobcats as a -9 ½ point favorite. This Spurs team has scored 110 or more points in six of their past eight games. On the road they average 105 points and an incredible 49% shooting from the floor. Tony Parkers leads the team in scoring with 18 a game. Fifteen Spurs players average double digit minutes this season.

The Rockets are 9-10 on their home court on the season. They enter play on the two game losing streak. Following their 22 point road loss to San Antonio they host Dallas on Saturday night and drop a 116-109 home decision as a -6 point favorite. The Rockets defense has unraveled as the club has allowed 114 or more points in four of their past five games. They have fallen to last in the league in scoring defense giving up 104 points a game.