November 30, 2016 at 8:08 PM #96620
Free NBA Pick: Rockets vs. Warriors Lines
Looking for Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Rockets taking on the Warriors on Thursday December 1, 2016 at the ORACLE Arena Oakland, CA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(11-7) Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors (12-2)
Date: Thursday December 1
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: ORACLE Arena Oakland, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 230
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The Rockets had their 2-game winning streak snapped in their last game, but they have been playing well as of late winning 5 of their last 7 games. This game is their first game of the season facing the Warriors.
The Warriors are the hottest team in the league winning 12 in a row. They have the best record in the NBA.
In their last games the Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-100 and the Rockets lost to the Utah Jazz 120-101.
The Rockets rank 5th in the NBA in points per game, but only 22nd in opponents’ points per game.
In the Rockets last game they struggled on D, big time, allowing the Jazz, who only rank 25th in the league in ppg, to score 120 points on 55.4% shooting while the Rockets only shot 40.7% from the floor.
Houston has to play better perimeter D against the Warriors, who have great 3-point shooters, than they did against the Jazz, who shot a 3-pt FG% of 53.6% in their last game.
James Harden was one of only 2 starters that scored in double figures in the loss to the Jazz and while he did have 26 points he was only 8/23 from the field. Harden ranks 4th in the league in scoring and first in assists per game.
Harden and reserve G Eric Gordon combined for 50 points in the loss to the Jazz and they have to score big again tonight against Golden State and also shoot a legit FG%.
The Rockets are only 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Warriors.
This season the Rockets are 7-5 on the road.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors rank 1st in the league in points per game and 17th in opponents’ points per game.
Can the Big 3 be stopped? Steph Curry, Klay Thomson, and Kevin Durant are lighting it up this season and they have gelled quickly. They have learned fast how to share the rock and they lead the NBA in assists per game.
Durant has adjusted nicely to his new team in Golden State and he leads the team in scoring and FG%.
In the Warriors last win over the Hawks they did not have a great shooting game, but held Atlanta to only 41.9% shooting. The big 3 combined for 70 points in the game with Durant and Curry going for 25 each.
The Warriors are 7-1 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- HOU is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- GS is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- GS is 36-15-2 ATS in their last 53 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- GS is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors are red hot and while they are giving 10.5 points to a good Houston team they will shred their suspect defense lighting up the scoreboard, winning easily, and covering the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Golden State -10.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 124 – Rockets 110
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