Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 12/19/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 12/19/22
Mon 19th December 2022

The Houston Rockets (9-20, 6-7 Home) host the San Antonio Spurs (9-20, 4-8 Away) Monday at Toyota Center. San Antonio dropped their last game against the Miami Heat 111-101 at Mexico City Arena on Saturday. Keldon Johnson was a top performer in the loss with 22 points.

The Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference. Houston fell short on Saturday at Toyota Center, falling to the Portland Trail Blazers 107-95. Jalen Green topped the scoresheet in the losing effort with 15 points. With 13 points, KJ Martin also had a strong game.

The Rockets are the 15th seed in the Western Conference.It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. San Antonio will be pursuing a season sweep against Houston after getting the win in the only prior matchup 118-109 at AT&T Center on December 8, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Johnson led the Spurs with 32 points, while Tre Jones was a key contributor with 26 points. Jabari Smith Jr. had 23 points in defeat.Johnson and Devin Vassell, averaging 21.1 and 19.8 points per game, respectively, have led the Spurs in scoring this season. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Johnson is No. 1 and Vassell is first.

Meanwhile, Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.7 rebounds per game, most in the league, and Jones is dishing 6.7 assists (1st).Green and Kevin Porter Jr. have supplied much of the Rockets’ offense, averaging 21.6 and 18.6 points per game, respectively. Green leads the league in scoring, while Porter Jr. is first. Porter Jr. also has recorded 5.6 assists per game, most in the NBA.

Alperen Sengun has collected 8.8 rebounds per game. The Rockets have found success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Toyota Center, winning six.

San Antonio is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -9.2 (109.5-118.7). Houston has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 113.8 points per game on average while scoring only 108.8 (-5.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Zach Collins: 23.3 | 17.6 | +5.6
Jakob Poeltl: 14.0 | 25.6 | -11.6
Points per game:
Jakob Poeltl: 7.0 | 12.6 | -5.6
Rebounds per game:
Zach Collins: 7.5 | 5.8 | +1.7
Jakob Poeltl: 7.0 | 9.7 | -2.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Jalen Green: 2.8 | 3.8 | -1.0

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Houston Rockets (-200)

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