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It was the men against the boys in Game 1 of Golden State’s first-round series against Houston, and barring a miracle, things will likely continue to trend that way. The Warriors manhandled the Rockets 104-78 while easily covering the spread as 13-point favorites. Game 2 gets underway at Oracle Arena tonight, but the Dubs may have a different look to them.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 21-2 SU in their last 23 games with one day off between games.
  • The Rockets are 2-6 SU in their last eight games on the road.
  • The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five against Golden State.

Sharpshooter Stephen Curry is listed as questionable for the affair with an ankle injury he suffered in Game 1. Curry didn’t practice on Sunday and was undergoing treatment instead. Curry sat three times in the regular season, and the Warriors went 2-1 SU and 0-3 ATS during that span. One of those games was against the Rockets, but the Warriors still managed to win by a score of 114-110. If Curry can’t go, Shaun Livingston will start in his place.

How bad was Houston’s performance on Saturday? The Rockets trailed 33-15 after one quarter and were down 27 after 24 minutes. Houston is now 1-13 SU in its previous 14 versus Golden State.

When labeled as road underdogs, the Rockets have been going below totals with ease. The UNDER is 5-0 in the Rockets’ last five as road dogs. Sportsbooks opened the total in the 218 ballpark tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Rockets betting line opened this morning as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 221.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 109-98 result in favor of the Warriors is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 36-46-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden State Warriors are 44-36-3 ATS. Houston is 47-36 against the points scored total betting line, while Golden State is 45-37-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Houston injuries news.

This game pits the Golden State Warriors, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 3-rated NBA squad against Houston's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 1 in the league with 13.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 10.65 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockets were blown out by Golden State on Saturday, losing by a 104-78 final at Oracle Arena in basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Golden State
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State's last 15 games
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Golden State, Thursday, April 21st