HRWager’s NBA Free Pick of the Day takes us to Houston where the Rockets have plummeted out of a playoff spot with only a few games to go. The battle for the 7th and 8th seeds has been hot as Dallas and Utah have leapfrogged the Rockets as of late. Now the Mavericks roll into Houston with the hot hand despite a key injury occurring in this pivotal stretch. Find out if the Rockets can cover the now -2 point spread and take this key game in Dallas!
NBA Free Pick : Schedule Favors Rockets
For those that like to wager NBA Playoff Props, here is the terrain for the lower seeds in the west.
7. Dallas 39-38
8. Utah 39-39
9. Houston 38-39
Here is where it should be coming up all Rockets. If they win tonight, Houston would gain the tiebreaker over the Mavericks with a 3-1 series win. The schedule also favors Houston as after Dallas, they play teams out of the playoffs which have little incentive other than not to get hurt. Dallas still has the Clippers, Jazz, Memphis, and Spurs. LAC are trying to work Blake into playing shape so they will be interested as well as Utah. If Dallas muffs this game then it looks like a cakewalk for Houston.
Line Move Makes Houston Favored
Very early this was a pickem but offshore reacted to this with skepticism and the line has shifted to Houston -2. Rockets have done well at the Mavs as of late winning three out of their last four there. The prevailing attitude in this one going in is that Dallas is very tired. They have spouted out four straight wins after Chandler Parsons has gone down with an injury. Dallas got these wins by them playing very good defense through intense effort. Their offense has been pitiful as Dirk is too old to pick up the slack. Deron Williams is also out because of a sports hernia.
JJ Barea of Dallas has been their key offensive cog getting 21 points and six assists against Minnesota. However, he gets to guard Hardin in this one. If Houston cares about this game, they have the ability to carry the tempo. This is an overload situation as many blowout scenarios surround the Rockets. Houston comes through in the end because of Hardin. Spot the -2 and garner that valuable profit to your sport investment account. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.