NBA basketball betting handicappers expected Houston be in the post season conversation. Atlanta continues to be a NBA betting surprise! The Houston Rockets bring some solid NBA basketball betting angles to this game and this is a role in which they have been in the black against the basketball betting odds.
Houston had an overall NBA basketball betting record of 20-11 straight up but just 15-16 against the spread. Houston had good NBA basketball betting road trends however as they were 10-8 against the board. Better yet, the road team was 18-13 against the NBA basketball betting line in all Houston games this year.
The Rockets went over the NBA betting over/under total in 13 out of 18 road games this year. Yao Ming has demonstrated his NBA basketball betting value as he has led Houston in both scoring and rebounding. Ming missed the end of last year and Houston paid the price for his absence.
Their NBA betting turnaround this season is in large part due to the big man’s return. The addition of Ron Artest has been another NBA basketball betting plus for Houston as he has been an excellent sixth man.
First year Head coach Rick Adelman brings instant NBA basketball betting credibility as he had consistent success in previous jobs at Portland and then Sacramento. Beyond that Adelman knows how to handle strong personalities and talent. Speaking of talent, Houston also has sharpshooter Tracy McGrady in their lineup.
The Atlanta Hawks have gone from a shocking surprise playoff team last year to a respected contender in 2008-09. Atlanta had an overall record of 19-10 straight up and 17-12 against the basketball betting odds. As a NBA basketball betting favorite, however, the Hawks were just 6-9 against the spread.
Atlanta’s NBA basketball betting strength was their 8th ranked defense. Joe Johnson has been Atlanta’s best player as he led the team in scoring and assists. Atlanta was 7-3 against the spread from December 9-December 27.
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