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Feb 21 NBA Action: Houston Rockets @ LA Lakers

Houston Rockets -2 @ LA Lakers  

Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 

February 21, 2019, 7:30 PM PDT

For a bunch of reasons, we like the Rockets to cover Thursday. For one, a solid signal from our stable of computer simulation routines favors Houston. Also though, a couple of big picture betting trends likewise say back the Beard and his crew in this trip West.

We noted in a piece about  betting the first NBA game after allstar break that good, road favorites have exhibited a historical edge from this spot. Away teams that made an appearance in the prior playoffs and that are laying chalk off the February break have delivered a 14% return on investment (ROI) since 2005.

The Rockets prior loss to the Wolves, from the position of four point favorites, too leads us to look for a bounce-back cover Thursday. Since 2005, quality teams (i.e. that made the last playoffs) have been good for an 8% return on investment when favored on the road after a surprise loss that ended a SU/ATS streak.

This system is 15-8-1 ATS this season. 

Happy betting!!

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