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Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors
37-17 February 20, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena 32-22



Golden State looks to cover the Warriors-Rockets pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 32-22 mark when they host Houston in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Warriors are 32-22 so far on the season, and 24-28-2 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 37-17 and 28-23-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 23-30-1 and the Rockets go 24-28-2 on the totals.

View Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Warriors as -2.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 212.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Warriors - Rockets odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Golden State is rated No. 6 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-99 win for the Warriors.

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The Warriors were a 101-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. David Lee scored 23 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Golden State on Wednesday, leading the Warriors to a 101-92 victory over Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 2-rated squad against Houston's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 6 in the league with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 9.2 per outing.

Next up:
Houston at Phoenix, Sunday, February 23rd
Golden State home to Brooklyn, Saturday, February 22nd