Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 2:00 PM EST odds are subject to change.
Houston +9½ over Sacramento
10:10 PM EST. We have to go back to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, in the spirit of “sticking with it,” as we backed the Rockets as a 9½-point pooch in game one of this back-to-back with the Kings. Not much has changed since we wrote these two teams up on Wednesday, other than the Kings waffling of the Rockets that night, 135-115. That oddsmakers came right back with the same price tonight for game two does not go unnoticed. Could they have not made this one a few points higher and not swayed a bet?
The Kings have been reading their press clippings after two straight wins, but let’s just remember the other win came over the Magic, so we can slow down the “all-star” talk that is beginning to bubble for some of Sacramento’s hot shooters. The Kings haven’t played a team with a winning record since their double digit loss at Memphis on New Year’s Day, which was just one of two road games the Kings have played in their 12. That includes this current five game home stand. Sacramento is finally going to hit the road after this contest for a modest two-game five-day road trip through San Antonio and Los Angeles. If that’s not a look-ahead situation, we don’t know what is.
Houston +9½ -106 (Risking 2.12 units - To Win: 2.00)