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Rockets take on Warriors in hoops contest

Houston RocketsGolden State Warriors
March 8, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Odds

33-29TEAM RECORD35-27

The Warriors will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Rockets at Oracle Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Warriors sit at 35-27 (31-29-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 33-29 (33-28-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Golden State is 38-23-1 OU, and Houston is 34-28 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Golden State opened as 2.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 228 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Rockets taking on the No. 6-rated Warriors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 107-103 win for the Rockets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 3-rated squad against Houston's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 8 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 103.4 points per game when playing on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.

Houston was a 112-108 loser in its last match on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 220 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. James Harden scored 28 points for Houston on Wednesday, but the Mavericks managed a 112-108 victory over the Rockets at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Golden State, they were an 87-83 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Golden State got 20 points from Klay Thompson en route to an 87-83 victory over Sacramento on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Rockets at Warriors trends to consider:
Houston is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 14 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Golden State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Golden State's last 14 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Golden State's last 24 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Phoenix, Saturday, March 9
Golden State home to Milwaukee, Saturday, March 9