Free NBA Pick: Rockets vs. Warriors NBA Odds
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(51-24) Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors (61-14)
Date: Friday March 31
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: ORACLE Arena Oakland, CA Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 231
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After a solid stretch the Rockets have lost two in a row and the first loss at home facing the Warriors. They are, pretty much, locked into the 3rd spot in the Western Conference.
The Warriors have won 9 games in a row and are coming off an impressive double-digit win over the San Antonio Spurs. Golden State has the best record in the NBA and also the most home wins (31).
In their last games the Warriors beat the Spurs 110-98 and the Rockets lost to the Portland Trailblazers 117-107.
This season the Rockets rank 2nd in the league in points per game, but only 25th in points allowed.
In their loss to the Blazers in their last game the Rockets were sloppy with the rock committing 18 turnovers. In the game Houston shot 44% from the floor and only 23.5% from 3-pt range and they allowed Portland to shoot 47.8% and 39.4% from 3-pt range.
In the Portland game James Harden led 5 Rockets in double figures, but he was only 11.30 from the field and missed 11 of his13 3-pointers. He leads the NBA in assists per game and had his lowest assist total in the Blazers game (4) and did not have any dimes in the 4th quarter.
Harden leads the Rockets averaging 29.3 ppg, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams are each averaging over 15 ppg, and overall 6 players are putting up at least 11 ppg.
In his last two games Harden, who is dealing with a wrist injury has combined for 54 points, but on 16/50 shooting and is only 3/22 from beyond the 3-pt line.
The Rockets beat the Warriors in their first game facing them this season, but have lost the last 2.
This season the Rockets are 23-14 on the road.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are the highest scoring team in the league and they rank a respectable 11th in points allowed.
In their big win over the Spurs in their last game, which was on the road, the Warriors were outscored 33-17 in the first quarter, but for the rest of the game they outscored San Antonio 93-65.
Golden State was solid on both sides of the floor in the game shooting 51.2% from the field and they held the Spurs to 41% shooting.
In the Spurs game Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Klay Thompson went for 23 points and they got help from the bench with reserves David West and Andre Igoudala combining for 29 points.
There have been reports that Kevin Durant may return from his knee injury before the playoffs begin, but the Warriors are playing great without their leading scorer with other players taking up the scoring slack.
The Warriors have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games facing the Rockets.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- HOU is 17-6 ATS in their last 23 games following a straight up loss.
- HOU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- GS is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- GS is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- GS is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors beat the Rockets on Wednesday by 12 points in Houston and it will be more of the same in this game at Golden State, as the Warriors will win and cover the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors -7.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 116 – Houston 105
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