NBA Free Pick for the Holidays : Spurs at Rockets 12/25

HRWager would like to express to everyone a Merry Christmas today.  Tonight there is a sports investment opportunity that provides both entertainment and wagering value.  ESPN plays host to the NBA game at 8PM as the Spurs visit the Rockets.  The line has come out and stayed at seven for this on the road team.  Which way will the winds of profit blow towards as our merriment concludes with this NBA game tonight?

NBA Free Pick : Woes

NBA Free Pick

Houston is back at the .500 mark after visiting and losing in Orlando.  Two stark differences in how they play this year are responsible for this downward trend.  First is that they have lost their pure shooters.  In an attempt to tweak their lineup, the focus has stayed on the three pointer.  Problem is that they have no one proficient at making them anymore.  Third to last in making them despite it being a significant part of their offense.  Secondly is that they do not play defense anymore.  This team just wants to have the playoffs start now instead of working hard to get there.  Top Ten in team defense last year and this season finds them in 21st spot in this stat.  These reasons will harm them once again tonight.

Working Hard

Even with teams that are willing to work hard, the desire to do so goes away.  Not so in San Antonio as they offseason pick ups are glad to be there. Aldridge is getting paid and producing.  David West wants that ring before riding off in the sunset.  This brings a level of effort so that the Big Three can rest in San Antonio.  With Leonard gladly absorbing the minutes and producing, the Spurs have built an eight game lead in their division.  Historically, the Rockets have been an iffy matchup for the Spurs but not so tonight.

Can we really expect a team that needs to reform to do so on a major holiday?  Visions of getting in and out is all that there is for the Rockets.  Do the Spurs show up is the question one has to ask.  On the road and being one of the most professional teams, HRWager predicts that they do.  With a stifling defense, the -7 is easily coverable into double digits.  Our Christmas Day Free Pick is the Spurs -7.  Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at HRWager.



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