Burns' *10* PERSONAL FAVORITE! (25-12-1 L38 PFs!): After losing with underdog Charlotte yesterday & looking to get back on track on the hardwood, Ben Burns returns to his "bread and butter" on Monday, offering up his latest "Personal Favorite." These tickets are on an AWESOME 25-12-1 RUN & Burns expects this one to WIN BIG. Hop on board!
Game: Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets Apr 16 2012 8:05PM
Prediction: Houston Rockets
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on HOUSTON. As you probably know, these teams faced each other last night. Playing at home, the Nuggets won by a score of 101-86. Tonight's rematch is in Houston though and I expect the revenge-minded Rockets to bounce back with a badly needed victory. Keep in mind that the Nuggets are 14-15 on the road. The Rockets are 20-10 at home. Even Denver coach George Karl acknowledged that we should see a different Houston team tonight. After last night's win he was quoted as saying: 'They're going to play with an anger and an urgency that their season is in trouble in they lose tomorrow..." The Rockets actually had a lead going into the second half last night but were burned by turnovers and Denver fast break points in the second half. I expect them to have learned their lesson, in that regard. Chase Budinger was quoted as saying: "We just need to get back. This was a good learning lesson for us just because they got so many fastbreak points on us. Coming into Monday, we're going to play them again, just knowing how fast they like to play how quick they get the ball up, our ones, twos and threes have to get back and stop their transition because that's where they really killed us Sunday.' The Rockets are already 2-0 this month, when playing the second of back-to-back games. They won outright at Chicago on 4/2 and did it again, at Portland, on 4/9. The Nuggets have only played the second of back-to-back games once in April. They lost by 15, at Golden State, on 4/7. Expect homecourt to be the difference as the Rockets bounce back, covering the relatively small number along the way. *10