Posted: 3/7/2012 1:24:02 AM
Originally Posted by 44-dimes
HOUSTON -1.5 ( 4 units )
I love the Rockets in this spot and i anticipate this line closing as high as -2.5 or -3. There is a striking similarity pattern that has developed with this current 4 game losing streak in comparison to an earlier 4 game losing streak which took place from 1/3 to 1/7. Looking back at that previous L/STREAK the Rockets lost all four games against teams with winning records ( CLIP,LAK and OKLA CITY twice ) now this current four game losing streak once again involves teams with winning records ( Utah, Den, Clip and a heartbreaking loss against the Celtics last night ) Excuse me Utah is one game under .500 !!! Now let's backtrack into that previous losing streak! The Rockets avoided a 5th loss by stepping down in class travelling to Charlotte as 3.5 point favorite and beating the Bobcats 82-70. Once again tonight the Rockets will try to avoid a season High 5 game losing streak as they travel to Toronto and lay a favorable -1.5 against a sub .500 team. I'd go as high as -3 in this game. FINAL SCORE HOU 105 TOR 90
MILWAUKEE +8 ( 1 unit )
This is a triple revenge game for the Bucks!!
Very interesting angle I must say but I got a couple disagreements with your approach. This does not mean I will not play the rockets but I would like you to hear me out....
First, last time the rockets went on a 4 game losing streak, those 4 games were played in 5 days, playing against those 4 teams u mentioned in 5 days is a tough task for ANY TEAM.
Then the rockets had TWO days off to go play the bobcats, who were then playing their 4th game in 5 days. It was a GREAT spot for the rockets and the scoreboard will tell the rest.
Another thing that is different from the last 4 game losing streak to this one is that the rockets did not lose the LAST 2 games in the last 4 game losing streak in OT(clips and bos tonight) and this time they are traveling ACROSS the border which can be a mess sometimes than domestic games with no rest obviously. not to mention this will be their 3rd game in 4 nights, with both previous games going into OT like I said.
The raptors on the other hand have been at home since march 1st and they did NOT play last night so they are WELL rested for sure.
With all these things put into account I cannot pull the trigger YET, I will pull the trigger when the line moves to -2 and i'll buy it back down to -1.5 BUT if it stays at -1.5 rockets ALL DAY with all the action seems to be on the rockets, I must say I will have to go with the craptors 2h with more points OR will just be a no play, in this case I will be rooting for the blow out by the rockets!!
On a side note, I do not have any idea what I like in the char and philly game BUT I do like the BUCKS!, FEAR THE DEAR BABY!!!
Once again good luck tomorrow and great job today!!