Rockets vs Spurs Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/11

Rockets vs Spurs Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/11

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets

Houston, TX; Sunday, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: HOU -8.5
Over/Under: 225.5

Introduction

The Houston Rockets (10-9) defend their impressive 9-1 home record against the struggling San Antonio Spurs (3-18) on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. CST. The Rockets, aiming to cover the -8.5 points spread, are heavily favored against a Spurs team that continues to face difficulties. This preview examines key player statistics, recent team performances, and provides a prediction for the game.

 

Team Analysis

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs, currently 15th in the Western Conference, have a challenging season with a 3-18 overall record. However, there are no listed injuries for this game.

Player Spotlight: Victor Wembanyama

Victor Wembanyama, averaging 19.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, is a standout player for the Spurs.

 

Houston Rockets

The Rockets, currently eighth in the Western Conference, boast a strong home record of 9-1. Dillon Brooks and Tari Eason are listed as game-time decisions for this matchup.

Player Spotlight: Alperen Sengun

Alperen Sengun, with 20.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, plays a key role for the Rockets.

 

Game Insights

The Rockets open as favorites with an -8.5 points spread. Considering the Spurs' struggles and the Rockets' strong home performance, the prediction is that the Rockets will win and cover the spread.

Top Performers

Key performers for the game include Victor Wembanyama for the Spurs and Alperen Sengun for the Rockets. Their individual performances will significantly impact the game.

Injuries

No injured players are listed for the Spurs. Dillon Brooks and Tari Eason are game-time decisions for the Rockets.

 

Prediction

Expect the Rockets to continue their dominance at home, especially against a struggling Spurs team. With an -8.5 points spread, the prediction is that the Rockets will win convincingly and cover the spread. San Antonio are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games and 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road while Houston are 12-2-2 ATS in their last 16 games and 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games played on a Monday when playing at home.

 

Pick: Houston Rockets -8.5

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