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Houston RocketsGolden State Warriors
15-8December 13, 2013, 10:30 | Oracle Arena13-10

The Golden State Warriors host Houston on Friday, looking to build on their 13-10 mark against the 15-8 Rockets in NBA action at Oracle Arena.

The Rockets will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 12-9-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 10-11-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Houston is 12-11 on the totals; Golden State is 10-13.

View Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

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 210.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Warriors) and the No. 6 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-98 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

The Rockets were a 111-104 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Dwight Howard chucked in 32 points for Houston on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 111-104 at Rose Garden.

Golden State won its last outing, a 95-93 result against the Mavericks on December 11. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Golden State got 33 points from Stephen Curry en route to a 95-93 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense (102.65 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.61 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 46.69% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (47.39% on average).

Next up:
Houston at Sacramento, Sunday, December 15th
Golden State at Phoenix, Sunday, December 15th