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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The Warriors will be trying to slam the Rockets on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Oracle Arena in NBA betting action.
The Warriors sit at 30-21 (27-22-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 28-25 (28-24-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Golden State is 32-19 OU, and Houston is 30-23 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Rockets listed as 3-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 223 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Warriors and the No. 10-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 106-103 win for the Rockets on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 4-rated squad against Houston's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 8 in the league with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.3 per outing.
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.9 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Houston was a 117-111 loser on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (228) was profitable news for OVER bettors. James Harden chucked in 30 points for Houston on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 117-111 at Power Balance Pavilion.
The Warriors were a 116-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (207) made winners of UNDER bettors. Golden State was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Dallas and falling 116-91 at American Airlines Center.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rockets at Warriors trends to consider:
Houston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Golden State's last 13 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Golden State's last 23 games when playing Houston
Houston at LA Clippers, Wednesday, February 13
Golden State at Utah, Tuesday, February 19