Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/15/20

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/15/20 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets -5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA preseason action at the Toyota Center.

The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after losing their preseason opener to the OKC Thunder. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 108 points on 37.6 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Patty Mills is averaging 24 points and one rebound while Rudy Gay is averaging 15 points and four rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is the third double-digit scorer and DeMar DeRozan is dishing seven assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 54.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets look for a preseason win after splitting their first two games against the Bulls. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 40.2 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17 points and 6.5 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 13 points and two assists. DeMarcus Cousins is the third double-digit scorer and Gerald Green is grabbing four rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.

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The Spurs are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Spurs last 4 Tuesday games. The under is 7-1 in Rockets last 8 overall. The Spurs are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The San Antonio Spurs looked awful in their first preseason trend and we're seeing a trend of certain teams stinking up the joint multiple times. The Houston Rockets split two games with the Bulls, but they've played hard defensively and it's likely only a matter of time before the offense comes along. There's also a chance James Harden plays in this contest, even though he wants to be traded. I'll lay the chalk with the Rockets.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -5

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