The Houston Rockets have the league’s most explosive offensive player but can the team be trusted to make NBA bettors money at this time of the year?
The Rockets are usually favored when they play at home but they still do a good job covering the spread when laying points at home although the margin which they cover by will make you sweat.
When Houston has been an underdog at home, they are a solid cover. It’s just that Rockets rarely are in that role. Still, when getting points, home or away, Houston has been a decent cover.
When the Rockets go on the road as favorites, which isn’t uncommon, they have been very poor at covering the number for their backers.
In fact, the road, in general, hasn’t been great for Houston, as bettors have been pretty solid losers when betting on the Rockets away from Toyota Center.
Houston also is a slight negative betting proposition when playing teams from the Eastern Conference, or teams outside of their division, as well.
One of the best ways gamblers are making money on the Houston Rockets are when they are playing the second of a back-to-back.
When the Rockets have no rest, they are a very strong OVER play, as the team’s defense is usually a bit worn and the situation is a bit overlooked by the public.
Houston isn’t necessarily the OVER team bettors might think since it has a high-scoring star. In general, the Rockets games tend to go UNDER more frequently than not.
Still, when the Rockets are facing teams from the Eastern Conference, the score tends to go OVER.
Houston is frequently a favorite, and that’s when the games tend to go UNDER.
However, when they are underdogs on the road that has really been the time to go UNDER in the Rockets’ game. In fact, Houston is a solid UNDER in all road games and a majority of its games as an underdog, as well.
When the Rockets are playing with one day’s rest is another situation where they have been a very solid UNDER.
Another overlooked scenario is when Houston is coming off a win. The Rockets often go UNDER in that role, too. When the team has two or three days rest, it tends to play to the UNDER, as well, just at a slightly less frequency.
The Rockets seem to go UNDER when playing teams within their division.
You can bet legally on the Houston Rockets at sportsbooks in the United States in several states, including New Jersey, Nevada, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Mississippi.