Warriors face the Rockets in Houston
The Golden State Warriors have just three ATS victories in their last 10 games against the Houston Rockets as those teams meet for the first time this season on Friday night.
Overall the Warriors are 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against the Rockets dating back to 2010, with the UNDER paying out for totals bettors in six of those games.
Last season Golden State went 1-3 both SU and ATS against Houston.
The Rockets bring a 13-7 record (11-7-2 ATS) to the battle against the 11-8 Warriors, who are 9-8-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 11-9 so far and the Warriors go 9-10. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
This game pits the Rockets, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-99 victory for the Rockets.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 112-103 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Warriors covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Stephen Curry scored 27 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Golden State over Toronto, 112-103, on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 97-88 loser as they battled the Suns at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rockets endured a 97-88 loss at the hands of the Suns on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Aaron Brooks at Toyota Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 3-rated squad against Golden State's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 3 in the league with 10.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.21 per outing.
Golden State at Vancouver, Saturday, December 7th
Houston home to Orlando, Sunday, December 8th