Well I’d have to say, today was a pretty successful day. With 2 games on the NBA slate, Houston/Utah & Golden State/New Orleans, we had a lot of opportunities to make some solid money.
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
With all of the injuries the Jazz have been facing and it being an elimination game, I felt the Rockets would come out swinging out of the gate:
Ricky Rubio – Out
Favors – Limited minutes with sore ankles
Dante Exum – Out, hamstring
Dante Exum being the most notable injury on the Jazz. Hes done such a great job at covering Harden all series, that on a game like this, its going to be a crushing blow for the Jazz because the Rockets are going to come running out of the gate.
At least thats what I thought…
Pre-game, I took Rockets 1st Quarter at -4.5 @ -107 for $50. Little did I know, the Rockets were going to brick every shot in the first quarter. But I knew it wasn’t going to last that long. This is the Rockets we’re talking about here…at home!
At one point during the 1st quarter, there was a 1st half line of Rockets -2.5. -2.5!!!! With at least 7 minutes left to go in the first quarter. I jumped allllll over that one. I added on Rockets 1st Half for -2.5 @-103 for $100.
As expected, the Rockets picked up the momentum and covered by 5 in the first quarter (that one was a little too close for comfort but I’ll take it) and then with a late surge in the last few minutes of the 2nd quarter, easily covered the -2.5 1st Half spread.
Leaving me with a profit of $142 in this first half.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been on a bit of a hot streak recently. If you look at my recent trades, you can see that I’ve won 9 out of my last 11 in the past 3 days.
While I’m super happy about that, I know that betting while you’re on a winning tilt is almost the same as betting while you’re on a losing tilt. I wanted to take the winnings I made for the 1st half and just enjoy the rest of the Houston / Utah game (which had a great ending) and also enjoy the Golden State / New Orleans game (which had a great ending).