NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 6, 2013

NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat

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    LeBron James has averaged 30.8 points in four games against the Houston Rockets (27-23) since becoming a member of the Miami Heat (31-14), which is important to consider when making your NBA predictions on Wednesday night, as the two teams face off at AmericanAirlines Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Heat are eight-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 208.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Houston Rockets

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    The Houston Rockets were led by Jeremy Lin's team-high 28 points last night, as they picked up a 140-109 blowout victory over the Golden State Warriors as 2.5-point home favorites.

    Sports bettors will find that the Rockets are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games, but they've won seven of 11 games away from the Toyota Center versus Eastern Conference foes this year. 

Miami Heat

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    The Miami Heat have won three of their last four games, including a 99-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats as 14-point home favorites on Monday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the Heat have won six consecutive meetings with the Houston Rockets, which is their second-longest active winning streak versus a foe out of the Western Conference. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Miami Heat as one of their sports betting picks on Wednesday night, as they've gone 5-3 against the spread as home favorites of 6.5-to-nine points this season, while the UNDER is 6-2 in that situation.

    NBA Pick: Miami Heat -8  

     

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