Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Online Basketball Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Heading into the 2018 online basketball betting season, most online bettors felt confident that Golden State would be able to deliver the 3-peat. However, earlier this week some of the Warriors’ drama unfolded right in front of our eyes as Kevin Durant and Draymond Green got into a bit of a scuffle on the sidelines. While it’s more likely than not that they work out these kinks, this has obviously put the Warriors entire team under a big spotlight. Will this have any sportsbook impact on tonight’s Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets matchup? Let’s take a look at the betting lines to see what the odds have to say about it.
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Thursday, November 15th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online Basketball Betting Odds:
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors tumble into this Thursday night matchup sporting a 12-3 record that pegs them as the best team in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. Considering that last season the Rockets nearly eliminated Golden State in the playoffs, the Warriors will be vying to put them in their place this Thursday night. However, since the Warriors are 2-2 in their last 4, it’s easy to see why the online basketball betting odds are pegging them as the underdog on the road tonight. And since these two are 5-5 in their last 10 meetings, it’s safe to say that tonight’s matchup will go down to the wire. Curry is listed as out for tonight’s game so Golden State will need to turn to others for contribution. It’ll be interesting to see how well this team plays together this evening given the drama and narrative currently surrounding the organization. The beef boils down to Green calling Durant out because Draymond thinks KD will be walking away from the organization at the end of this season. The Warriors naturally sided with Durant, who is a much more talented player than Green.
Players to Watch: Stephen Curry (29.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 6.1 apg), Kevin Durant (27.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 6.5 apg), and Klay Thompson (21.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.8 apg).
The Rockets blast into tonight’s matchup sporting a 6-7 record. That ranks them as the 2nd worst team in the Southwest Division. Considering the kind of success they enjoyed last season, online basketball betting pundits are puzzled as to how Houston can find themselves sitting on a losing record. By the looks of it, the team is having a hard time finding offensive contribution. Harden is putting up his usual numbers but Paul and Melo aren’t necessarily keeping pace. Ultimately Houston will need those two to show up tonight if they are to stand a chance of defeating the electrifying Warriors.
Players to Watch: James Harden (27.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.7 apg), Chris Paul (17.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 7.5 apg), and Clint Capela (16.2 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets matchup? All in all, Golden State is your best bet tonight. Sure there’s a ton of drama surrounding the locker room. But at the end of the day they’re the better team. On top of that, Houston is struggling to beat middle of the pack teams. So what chance do they have against GSW? The fact that the Warriors are pegged as the underdog makes taking them SU even more lucrative. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 106-99 Golden State.