The Golden State Warriors are approaching the 60-win mark and are squarely focused on locking up the top spot in the Western Conference with home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. Things won’t be easy tonight, however, as the Dubs will travel to the Lone Star State to tangle with the West’s No. 3 team, the Houston Rockets. Sportsbooks opened the Rockets as slight 1-point home chalk with a total of 237.
– Shark Bites
- The Rockets are 1-6 SU and ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 1.5 or less.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Rockets’ last 13 games at home.
- The Warriors are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games against the Rockets.
The Warriors initially struggled in the absence of Kevin Durant, but they’re riding a seven-game winning streak heading into this one. Head coach Steve Kerr has stated he doesn’t plan on resting his superstars down the stretch, so Golden State should continue to be a reliable bet in the final month of the campaign.
Houston has won four straight and seven of its last eight games thanks to the MVP-worthy performances of James Harden. Harden is averaging 36 points, 12.2 assists and 8.6 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field over the last five games. Harden was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
The teams split the first two meetings of the season, with Golden State earning a 125-108 triumph at Houston on January 20. Durant notched 32 in that tilt.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Houston Rockets as -1-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 237 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Warriors to win this game 114-105. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Houston Rockets sit at 51-22 (42-31 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Golden State Warriors are currently 59-14 (34-37-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Houston is 39-33-1 OU and Golden State is 27-46 OU. This season the Houston Rockets are 51-22 overall and 42-31 ATS against the number, while the Golden State Warriors are 59-14 and 34-37-2 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 39-33-1 on the OU, and Golden State is 27-46. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Golden State injuries news.
The Houston Rockets sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, while the Golden State Warriors are at No. 4 on that betting chart.
Offensively the game matches up Houston’s No. 2-ranked offense (115.77 PPG) against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 11 at 104.3 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 46.57% from the field per game, less than the Golden State Warriors have managed so far this NBA season (49.38% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Klay Thompson went off for 31 points and added 2 rebounds leading Golden State to a 106-94 win over Memphis on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
Louis Williams poured in 31 points for Houston on Sunday, as they defeated Oklahoma City 137-125 at Toyota Center.
- Golden State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 5 games
- Golden State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 29th
Houston at Portland, Thursday, March 30th