4* NBA NO BRAINER on Houston -
Houston vs. Sacramento,
02/10/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 111 - 117
Point Spread: -5½/-105 Houston
Houston checks into this game scoring 106 points per contest while allowing only 102.9. Sacramento on the other hand is scoring 97.4 ppg while giving up 103.1. The difference in scoring margin alone strongly favors Houston, but the fact that the Kings can't stop anyone makes me love the high scoring Rockets.
Houston has now covered in seven of their last eight games wight heir only two straight up losses coming on the road against Denver and Miami. They haven't shot under 48% once during that stretch and they are coming off a 59.% shooting performance against Portland on Friday night.
Sacramento looked good last night against Utah, but the team had four days rest prior to that contest and was playing in a quick revenge spot with their previous game being a loss to the Jazz on the road. This was a team that had lost eight of their last nine before lsat night. They had given up over 52.8% in three of their last four games, which doesn't bode well when facing one of the best shooting teams in the league.
You want to take road teams that score 102+ ppg when playing a team that gives up 102+ ppg after 42 games. This situ ion is 162-99 (62.1%) since 1996.