Check out our free Warriors vs Rockets pick and preview for this NBA game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Warriors vs Rockets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
- Where: Houston at Toyota Center
- Date: Monday, March 20th
- Betting Odds HOU +9.5, GS -449 | HOU +346 O/U 238.5
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 36-36, while going 33-38-1 vs the spread. Over the Warriors current 3 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -10.0 points per game.
In their previous game, the Warriors were favored to win vs the Grizzlies. However, their 133-119 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Golden State struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 12 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Jonathan Kuminga, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
So far, the Rockets have put together an overall record of 18-53, while going 28-41-2 vs the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Rockets are averaging 111 points per game while allowing 113. This has led to a record of 2-1.
Not only did the Rockets drop their last game to the Pelicans. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 117-107 as 5 point underdogs. In the loss, Houston got off to a slow start, trailing by 20 points going into halftime. In the loss, Jalen Green led the team in scoring with 40 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent game between the two teams, the Warriors picked up a 127-120 win over the Rockets. However, heading into the game, Golden State was favored to win by 10.5 points, giving the Rockets and ATS victory. So far this season, the Warriors have a record of 3-0 vs the Rockets. Similar to their season-long average, the Warriors averaged 115.67 points per game vs the Rockets. Similar to the Warriors, the Rockets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Golden State, the team averaged 106.0 points per game. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Warriors have averaged 118 points per game compared to 106 for Houston. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Golden State. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 224 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Warriors offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 118.3 points per contest. So far, Golden State is averaging 102.0 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 league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 7th in the league in made field goals per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.
This season, the Warriors offense has primarily worked through Jordan Poole and Stephen Curry who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 72 games, Poole is 51st in the NBA at 20.4 points per game. So far, him and Curry have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 50.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Stephen Curry is grabbing 6.2 rebounds for Golden State to go along with 6.2 assists.
This season, the Houston offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 110.3 points per game. So far, the Rockets are averaging 98.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 29th in the league in field goal percentage 45.5%.
Currently, the Rockets defense is ranked 30th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 118.2 points per game vs the unit.
Shooting Guard Jalen Green currently leads the Rockets at 22.0 points per game. For the season, he is 34th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Green is averaging 3.9 boards and 3.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 21st ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Alperen Sengün enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 65 games, he is averaging 14.6 and is 68th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Warriors vs Rockets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -9.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 238.5