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Houston @ San Antonio

Current Records: Houston 7-17; San Antonio 6-18

What to Know

The Houston Rockets haven't won a game against the San Antonio Spurs since January 12th, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. After a few days' rest for both teams, they will meet up at 8:30 p.m. ET Dec. 8 at AT&T Center. The Rockets are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.17 points per contest.

It may have taken double overtime to finish the job, but Houston ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Monday with a 132-123 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Shooting guard Jalen Green (27 points) was the top scorer for Houston. Green hadn't helped his team much against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.

Meanwhile, San Antonio was pulverized by the Phoenix Suns 133-95 on Sunday. San Antonio was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 71-41. The top scorer for San Antonio was small forward Keldon Johnson (27 points).

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Rockets are expected to win a tight contest. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Houston, who are 11-11-2 against the spread.

Houston's victory lifted them to 7-17 while San Antonio's loss dropped them down to 6-18. In their victory, Houston relied heavily on forward Tari Eason, who had 18 points in addition to six rebounds. San Antonio will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: AT&T Center -- San Antonio, Texas
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $5.00

Odds

The Rockets are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rockets as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

San Antonio have won 19 out of their last 32 games against Houston.

  • Mar 28, 2022 - San Antonio 123 vs. Houston 120
  • Feb 04, 2022 - San Antonio 131 vs. Houston 106
  • Jan 25, 2022 - San Antonio 134 vs. Houston 104
  • Jan 12, 2022 - Houston 128 vs. San Antonio 124
  • Feb 06, 2021 - San Antonio 111 vs. Houston 106
  • Jan 16, 2021 - San Antonio 103 vs. Houston 91
  • Jan 14, 2021 - Houston 109 vs. San Antonio 105
  • Aug 11, 2020 - San Antonio 123 vs. Houston 105
  • Dec 16, 2019 - Houston 109 vs. San Antonio 107
  • Dec 03, 2019 - San Antonio 135 vs. Houston 133
  • Mar 22, 2019 - Houston 111 vs. San Antonio 105
  • Dec 22, 2018 - Houston 108 vs. San Antonio 101
  • Nov 30, 2018 - Houston 136 vs. San Antonio 105
  • Nov 10, 2018 - San Antonio 96 vs. Houston 89
  • Apr 01, 2018 - San Antonio 100 vs. Houston 83
  • Mar 12, 2018 - Houston 109 vs. San Antonio 93
  • Feb 01, 2018 - Houston 102 vs. San Antonio 91
  • Dec 15, 2017 - Houston 124 vs. San Antonio 109
  • May 11, 2017 - San Antonio 114 vs. Houston 75
  • May 09, 2017 - San Antonio 110 vs. Houston 107
  • May 07, 2017 - Houston 125 vs. San Antonio 104
  • May 05, 2017 - San Antonio 103 vs. Houston 92
  • May 03, 2017 - San Antonio 121 vs. Houston 96
  • May 01, 2017 - Houston 126 vs. San Antonio 99
  • Mar 06, 2017 - San Antonio 112 vs. Houston 110
  • Dec 20, 2016 - San Antonio 102 vs. Houston 100
  • Nov 12, 2016 - San Antonio 106 vs. Houston 100
  • Nov 09, 2016 - Houston 101 vs. San Antonio 99
  • Feb 27, 2016 - San Antonio 104 vs. Houston 94
  • Jan 27, 2016 - San Antonio 130 vs. Houston 99
  • Jan 02, 2016 - San Antonio 121 vs. Houston 103
  • Dec 25, 2015 - Houston 88 vs. San Antonio 84