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Rockets vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds GS -10.5, HOU +380 | GS -525 O/U 233.0

The Rockets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 6-16. So far, the team has gone 10-10-2 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

The Rockets are coming off a 122-121 win over the Suns. This away win came despite entering the game as the 11 point underdogs. Houston pulled out the win despite trailing by 7 going into halftime. The team did not put a dent in this deficit in the 3rd quarter, but put together a strong comeback effort in the 4th. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Green, as he contributed 30 points while hitting 33.3% of his shots.

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The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 12-11. So far, the team has gone 10-13-0 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Golden State is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Warriors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Bulls by a score of 119-111. Heading into the game, they were 7 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Golden State went on to win the game, as they led by 11 heading into halftime. In the win, Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 61.1%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Rockets averaged 106.0 points per game vs the Warriors. Just like the Rockets, the Warriors maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 115.67 points per game vs Houston. Across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings between the teams, both Houston and Golden State have an ATS record of 2-2-1. The Warriors hold the edge in average point differential at +12 points per game. Houston and Golden State averaged a combined 222 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 22 games, the Rockets are averaging 110.4 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. So far, the Rockets are averaging 99.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 30th in fields goals made per contest.

Currently, the Rockets defense is ranked 30th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 118.2 points per game vs the unit.

On offense, Jalen Green leads the Rockets in scoring at 21.73 points per game, placing him 33rd in the NBA. Overall, Green has hit 41.8% of his shots while accounting for 20.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 21st in points allowed to shooting guards. At 18.76 points per game, Kevin Porter Jr. is the 2nd leading scorer for the Rockets. For the season, he is 162nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 18.08.

Coming into today’s action, Golden State is averaging 117.6 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league. So far, Golden State is averaging 102.7 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the leauge in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 8th in the league in made field goals per game.

Against the Rockets, the Warriors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 3rd ranked unit at 105.46 points per game.

Point-Guard Stephen Curry currently leads the Warriors at 30.81 points per game. For the season, he is 20th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Curry is averaging 6.9 boards and 6.95 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 13th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Andrew Wiggins enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 21 games, he is averaging 18.29 and is 98th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Rockets vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -10.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 233.0

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