5* NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK
Denver vs. Houston,
03/02/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 117 - 105
Point Spread: -3/-108 Houston
The Houston Rockets are showing some great value as a small home favorite against the injury-depleted Nuggets on Friday. Houston is 21-15 and 15-4 at home, yet they are flying completely under the radar right now. No one is talking about the Rockets, which makes them a strong play just about every time they take the floor.
What really makes me like the Rockets is they are coming off two horrible shooting performances. They shot just 38.7% in a 88-85 home win over Toronto and just 39.0% in a loss at Utah. Look for Houston to come out extremely motivated for this game and to have a much better shooting performance. Denver hasn't held an opponent under 44% in their last seven road games.
Houston is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5, and a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. BET THE ROCKETS!