Jack's Free Pick Sunday!
Houston vs. Golden State,
02/12/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 97 - 106
Point Spread: -1½/-108 Golden State
The Golden State Warriors are the real deal this season. It has taken them some time to gel under new head coach Mark Jackson, but this is going to be a very dangerous team from here on out.
Golden State comes into this game on two days' rest. Their last outing resulted in an impressive 109-101 road win at Denver. This well-rested team will be ready to go tonight when they take on the Houston Rockets.
Houston has won three straight, but they've been very fortunate in doing so. Kevin McHale is doing an solid coaching job over there, but he's starting to lose some of his best players. McHale benched leading scorer Kevin Martin during this recent stretch, and starting PG Kyle Lowry (14.7 points, 7.6 assists, 5.7 rebounds) missed last game with an arm injury.
The home team has won four of the last five meetings in this series. The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Golden State is 55-36 ATS in their last 91 after allowing 100 points or more 3 straight games. The Warriors are 29-15 ATS in their last 44 home games after scoring 105 points. Bet Golden State Sunday.