GAME: (655) HOUSTON ROCKETS vs (656) MIAMI HEAT
PICKS: (656) MIAMI HEAT
REASON FOR PICK: Your free pick for Tuesday, October 21st comes in NBA action as the Heat and Houston meet in Miami. Houston is a veteran team with nothing to prove. They've won 3 of the last 4 games and all the wins were at home. Now they head out on the road and lost their last home game badly, 117-98 at New Orleans. This team doesn't play much defense when the games count and they allowed .538% shooting to New Orleans. The Pelicans never trailed after taking a 2-0 lead on the opening possession. Houston center Dwight Howard sat out for the third consecutive game with a knee injury. Now they face a young Miami team that is rebuilding after getting jilted by LeBron. Miami has won 2 in a row in preseason, including a win the last game at San Antonio in overtime, 111-108. Rookie Shabazz Napier had 25 points, including four free throws in the final minute. Look for a much bigger effort by the home team against the disinterested visitors. Play Miami!