NBA Wagering Online – 2010-2011 Houston Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets were an up and down squad last season both straight up and against the NBA wagering online point spread.

The Rockets just barely finished above .500 straight up but they had a losing record against the spread.  Houston was hurt by injuries and for the most part they were not a team you wanted to take on a regular basis when making an NBA bet at Sbg global.  Looking at this season it may not be any better.

Last Year’s Record 42-40 SU, 37-45 ATS
The Rockets were a disappointing team last season as they lost money for gamblers.  The Rockets didn’t have enough scoring beyond Aaron Brooks to really cover the spread on a nightly basis.  The Rockets were simply an inconsistent team that couldn’t win enough in the Western Conference to make the playoffs.

Projected Starting Lineup
Guard – Aaron Brooks
Guard – Kevin Martin
Center – Yao Ming
Forward – Shane Battier
Forward - Luis Scola

The Rockets have a major problem heading into the 2010-2011 NBA wagering online season and he is 7-foot-6.  Yao Ming has a lot of talent and can dominate a game when he is playing.  The problem for the Rockets is that he is rarely healthy.  The Rockets are set to limit his minutes this season and that is a problem because Houston doesn’t know what their personality is.  When Yao is in the lineup they play one way and they play differently when he is out of the lineup.  That is not likely to work this season. Houston has a nice guard combination of Brooks and Martin.  The problem is that both players are better with the other player out of the lineup.  They are really not two players that complement each other.  They both have nice talents but they don’t work together.  Upfront the Rockets have Luis Scola and he is the one player who can be counted on to score and to rebound.  He is not a good outside shooter though and that is a problem.  Shane Battier is the other forward and he is better off the bench. The Rockets are well coached by Rick Adelman but the chemistry of this team is a mess. They have to deal with the Yao injury situation and they have two guards that really don’t bring out each other’s strengths.  It is likely to be a long year in Houston and one in which they don’t even finish .500.