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Posted by: Mike Davis
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

The year’s NBA basketball betting action continues this Wednesday night with an intriguing Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets contest. The Warriors haven’t looked that great as of late seeing as how they’re 2-3 in their last 5. Undoubtedly they’ll be looking for a solid rebound against Houston tonight. Comparatively the Rockets are on a roll seeing as how they’ve won the last 9 in a row. And seeing as how that lengthy win streak was ignited with a win over Golden State, should players learning how to bet on sports stick with Houston tonight?

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Wednesday, March 13th    

When: 8:30 pm ET

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

NBA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Warriors +3½ (-110) 230 (-110) +140
Rockets -3½ (-110) 230 (-110) -160
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Golden State Warriors          

Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors vs. Houston RocketsThe Warriors enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 42-21 record on the year. At the present moment, that record is good enough to peg Golden State as the best team in the Pacific Division. Despite their recent struggles, Golden State is still the best team in the Western Conference. However, the Denver Nuggets are but a game behind the Warriors. For that reason the Warriors need to rebound on the road tonight. Notwithstanding that necessity, the Warriors are 4-6 in their last 10 against the Rockets. With this in mind, it’s clear that the Warriors have a lot to prove this evening. After all, they can’t be the best team in the West if they’re consistently bested by Houston.

Players to Watch: Stephen Curry (27.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.2 apg), Kevin Durant (27.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 5.7 apg), and Klay Thompson (22.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Houston Rockets    

The Rockets fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 42-25 record that ranks them No. 1 in the Southwest Division. Additionally, Houston’s record pegs them as the 3rd best team in the Western Conference. At the present time Houston is only 3 ½ games behind the Warriors. Given that discrepancy, it’s clear that Houston could mount a surge for the No. 1 spot in the conference. All in all the Rockets have hit their fair share of slumps this season. Nevertheless, it’s clear that they’re catching fire near the end of the season. The momentum they bring into tonight’s matchup should be enough to topple Golden State. After all, the Warriors don’t look great as of late and Durant is listed as day-to-day.

Players to Watch: James Harden (36.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 7.5 apg), Clint Capela (16.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Eric Gordon (16.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.1 apg).

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Golden State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games when playing Golden State
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Golden State
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Golden State

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets matchup? All things considered, taking Houston at home is your best bet here. The money line isn’t favoring Houston that heavily making them a great straight up option tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 128-123 Houston.