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Warriors-Rockets Opens With Highest Total Since 2010

Fresh off being elected to the starting lineup of the Western Conference all-star team – sorry, Russell Westbrook – James Harden and Steph Curry will do battle in Houston in a game that opened with a total of 237.5, the highest we’ve seen this season and the highest since 2010. When the Rockets and Warriors last played, Houston dealt Golden State one of its six losses with a five-point win as an 11.5-point underdog.

SHARK BITES
  • The Rockets are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
  • The Warriors are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as road favorites.
  • The Warriors are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

When the two highest-scoring teams in the NBA meet, people and sportsbooks take notice. Not since the days of the Mike D’Antoni-coached, Steve Nash-run offense have we seen a total this high. D’Antoni has never abandoned his addiction to offense and will look to continue the trend that’s seen his team go 22-3 this season when scoring 110 or more points.

Additionally, the Rockets have cashed an absolutely unfathomable 17 spread tickets in their 21 home games this season while the Warriors are just 7-11-1 against the spread in away games. Although they’ve been in a bit of a slump, expect the Rockets to get up for this potential Western Conference finals preview.

This is a must-watch game and if you’ve followed the Rockets this year, you know they are a must bet as underdogs in H-town.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Houston Rockets as 4-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 237.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 119-109 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Golden State Warriors will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 19-22-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Houston Rockets are 28-17 ATS. Golden State is 19-23 against the points scored total betting line, while Houston is 25-20 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Golden State injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Houston Rockets and the No. 3-rated Warriors in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 9-rated NBA squad against Golden State's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 1 in the league with 14.82 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 11.79 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Warriors and Thunder didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Oklahoma City was handed a 121-100 defeat on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

James Harden went off for 38 points and added 6 rebounds leading Houston to a 111-92 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
  • Golden State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State at Orlando, Sunday, January 22nd
Houston at Memphis, Saturday, January 21st

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