Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 12/25/2019 Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 12/25/2019 – The Golden State Warriors are going to sorely miss the Splash Brothers in this matchup against the Houston Rockets at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on Christmas Day. For the first time this season, the Warriors won two-straight games and they want to convert it to a winning streak. Meanwhile, the Rockets are on a four-game winning streak and won six of their last seven games. This game will be televised at ABC while live streaming is made available by NBA League Pass. Even with the homecourt advantage, NBA Games Today Odds see the Warriors needing a Christmas miracle to pull a win over the Rockets.
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 12/25/2019
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 12/25/2019 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
James Harden is expected to put on a show on Christmas Day and he is inching closer to average 40 points per game this season. The debate already is what is the probability that Harden would reach 50 points against the Warriors. With Harden continue to break records, his combination Russell Westbrook are improving in time. In the past week, Westbrook numbers are at 32.7 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists per game. Clint Capela will always provide the high double-doubles but the Warriors are going to have a lot to think about with James Harden alone in this game and all the more with Westbrook by his side. The race for Harden to average 40 points per game is on and he should reach that in this game.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 29 GP 29 GS 37.6 MIN 38.8 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 7.5 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 4.9 TO 3.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 31.83 PER
Golden State Warriors Betting
Looks like there is a little life coming out from the Warriors as they won two consecutive games against Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans. But in this game against the Rockets, they don’t just miss the Splash Brothers but they will not have Glen Robinson III and Kevin Looney once again. D’Angelo Russell will be the best player for this team as always but Alec Burks is a player that they can build on in the future as he did 25 points and 8 assists against the T-Wolves. Damion Lee is looking good with him contributing 14 points and seven rebounds. Still, this is a game that the chances of the Warriors seem bleak. Nonetheless, keeping it close should be the goal here and if they manage to lose in less than 10 points, that is already a moral victory for them.
Players to Watch: D. Russell SG 18 GP 18 GS 31.2 MIN 21.9 PTS 0.3 OR 2.9 DR 3.2 REB 6.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 18.42 PER
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 12/25/2019 Betting Numbers
Houston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Golden State Warriors
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State’s last 11 games.
Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry PG Hand is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Betting Picks
This is going to be a James Harden show but the small spread in between makes the Houston Rockets the much safer bet according to Bet On NBA Games. The build for the next generation Warriors continues and everyone should get a chance to play here. By halftime, we expect this game to break out with the Rockets owning a very comfortable lead until the final buzzer.
Moneyline: The ML handed the Warriors if they win is at -125 while the Rockets are given a +102.
ATS: It is just 1.5 points with the Warriors at -1.5 while the Rockets are at +1.5.
TOTALs: This match in San Francisco is predicted to reach the 228.5 total with the Warriors the team going under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 105 Rockets