2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
April 25, 2005
Houston at Dallas
Monday 04/25 09:35 PM Eastern
1 unit on Dallas -7 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Before last night's Nuggets win, the Houston upset of Dallas was the biggest of the weekend. Houston played very well and caught the Mavs off-guard. Not tonight. Expect a solid performance on offense from the Mavericks. And expect a sub-par performance on defense from the Rockets. The Mavericks have not lost back-to-back home games ATS since March. The Rockets have not won eight straight games ATS in in several seasons. Home favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points with double revenge (2 straight losses vs. opponent) facing an opponent off an upset win over a division rival are a nice 80% ATS (32-8) since 1996. Expect a bounce-back performance from the better team tonight - Dallas, who is 8-1 ATS after a loss by 10 points or more this season. One star on Dallas.