NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets Game 3

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Pinnacle Odds: San Antonio Spurs +5.5 at Houston Rockets -5.5 Total 213.5 

by Greg Dempson

The Tony award recognizes an actor’s excellence in live Broadway theater. With Tony Parker out of the line-up for the remainder of the season there will be no awarding winning performance by Tony tonight, but there is a good possibility of drama as the series, (tied at one game apiece,) shifts to Houston with the Rockets installed as 4 point favorites as of this update.

What can one expect in game three as the first two games were total blowouts with Houston winning the first contest, (126-99,) and in game two San Antonio romped over the Rockets, (121-96.) In the past three seasons the Spurs are 4-2 straight up while five of those six played under the total.

From a statistical point of view here are some first half and full game offerings plus two small wagers that I have made on this contest.

First Half Systems

  • Play against road underdogs in the first half when off a home win against a division rival and playing against an opponent off a road blowout loss of 20 points or more.This system is 43-15 = 74% ATS since 1996. The average first half line has been 2.7 vs. an average margin of victory of 7.4 points in the first half. This system has really excelled the past five seasons at 8-1 or 89% ATS.

Full Game Systems

  • Play on home favorites of when revenging a same season loss to an opponent when playing against an opponent off a win by 20 points or more over vs. a division rival.This system is 68-32 = 68% ATS. 
  • Play against road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points, (winning 60% to 75% of their games,) after a win by 20 points or more over a division rival when playing a team with a winning record.This system is 35-11 = 76% ATS since 1996. in Review

  • My basketball record at Every Edge is 16-17-01.

NBA Pick

I have two plays for tonight, I am backing the Houston Rockets at -2.5 in the first half and I am also investing on Houston for the full game at -4 points.


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