Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni. Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Can Houston bounce back after a Game 1 loss? No. 1 seeds after a playoff defeat have not been profitable historically, going 72-75-1 (49%) ATS in their next game since 2005.
The Rockets closed with 37% of spread bets in Game 1. After Houston lost and failed to cover, only 31% of tickets are on the Rockets as of Wednesday morning (see live numbers here).
Here’s how No. 1 seeds have performed against the public: