As the calendar changes to March, we cannot help but begin to look at how the NBA will shape-up for the playoffs, which are just a couple of months away from us. One of those teams that is headed for the post-season is the Rockets. They will host the Pistons on Saturday night in Texas in what is a game full of mismatches as we back the hosts to grab their 40th win of the season.
Houston out to join the 40-win club
With a win on Saturday night, the Rockets would become the fifth team in the strong Western Conference to secure their 40th win of the season. With an 8-2 mark in their last 10 games played, the Rockets have moved to fifth in the conference standings and are just three games out of the second spot in the hotly contested West. After securing a dominant win in game one of this regular season series, the Rockets will look for the sweep tonight.
Detroit trying to jump into the playoff picture
The Pistons are desperately trying to get into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, but have not had any luck lately. In the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Pistons sit 3.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference and do not seem to be headed upwards anytime soon. Detroit is just 10-16 on the road this season and they allow more than 103 points-per-game.
In what should be another win over Detroit tonight in Texas, the Rockets are preparing for this game like any other, by not overlooking their opponent in what could be a trap game. We will be placing our bets on the Rockets over at Sportsbetting.ag to win this contest. We will drop 15 percent of our bankroll on Houston with the -11 (-110) spread over the Pistons.