20* Rockets/Warriors NBA Late-Night BAILOUT on Golden State -5
Houston vs. Golden State,
02/12/2013 22:30 EDT,
Score: 116 - 107
Point Spread: -4½/-110 Golden State
The Golden State Warriors will be more motivated for a win tonight than they have been at any other point this season. As a result, I look for them to roll to a blowout home victory over the Houston Rockets Tuesday.
Golden State has lost four straight coming in, all of which have come on the road against Western Conference playoff contenders Houston, Oklahoma City, Memphis and Dallas. Now, it returns home where it is 16-6 on the season.
The Warriors want some serious payback against the Rockets in this one. They were beaten handily in Houston 109-140 on February 5th just a week ago today. The Rockets made an NBA record-tying 23 three-pointers in the win. That's clearly not going to happen again.
Houston is 0-8 ATS in road games after allowing 100 points or more 2 straight games this season. It is losing in this spot 93.1 to 105.4, or by an average of 12.3 points/game. Golden State is 42-24 ATS in home games revenging a road blowout loss vs opponent of 20 points or more since 1996.
The home team has won five straight and eight of the last nine meetings in this series. The favorite is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Bet the Warriors Tuesday.