Jack's Free Pick Friday!
Minnesota vs. Houston,
02/17/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 111 - 98
Point Spread: -4½/-105 Houston
The Houston Rockets want serious revenge on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. They come into this game with double revenge, having lost their last two meetings with the Timberwolves, both coming this season. This is a very generous price on the motivated Rockets playing at home Friday.
Houston has been superb at home all season. The Rockets are 11-3 SU & 10-4 ATS in 14 home games, outscoring opponents by 7.6 points/game. They are coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season, a 96-95 home victory over Oklahoma City to prove they can play with the best.
Minnesota is an improved team this season, but they are simply getting too much respect from oddsmakers here. The Timberwolves are still at least another year away from being a contender in the West. Meanwhile, the Rockets are certainly a team you will be seeing in the playoffs, and they won't be an easy out.
The Timberwolves are 7-16-2 ATS in their last 25 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. Minnesota is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Rockets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite. Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The favorite is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings, and the Rockets are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings. Bet Houston Friday.