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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 2/20/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 2-20-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 2/20/2020 – The Houston Rockets are going full small-ball after some changes in the free agency and the trade deadline. They went to the NBA All-Star Break by avoiding a three-game losing streak and defeated the Boston Celtics at home. They now travel to the Chase Center in San Francisco, California to test their new players against the Golden State Warriors. This NBA Western Conference clash is scheduled this Thursday, February 20 and it will be live on TNT at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore has the simulcast via online live streaming. The Rockets are heading to this game as the much-favored team according to Moneyline NBA Betting over the Warriors.

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 2/20/2020

When: February 20, 2020 10:30 PM ET
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 2/20/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -9 (-110) 232.5 o (-110) -500

Golden State Warriors
+9 (-110) 232.5 u (-110) +375
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Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets shocked the entire basketball community as they decided to go full-small ball with their center just standing at 6-foot-7. As the NBA now pushes to the playoffs, the Rockets find themselves at fifth place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 34-20. The two MVPs, James Harden and Russel Westbrook turned this game into a β€œtag” where each player will fill in or give way if one is hot or not. Harden has been averaging 35.3 points while Westbrook does 27.2 points per game. Covington has been a great addition to the team and he brings 12.3 points a night to the table.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG 51 GP 51 GS 37.1 MIN 35.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.5 DR 6.5 REB 7.3 AST 1.6 STL 1 BLK 4.5 TO 3.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 29.03 PER

R. Westbrook PG 45 GP 45 GS 36 MIN 27.2 PTS 1.6 OR 6.4 DR 8 REB 7.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 4.4 TO 3.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.18 PER

R. Covington PF 4 GP 3 GS 31.8 MIN 12.3 PTS 1.5 OR 4.8 DR 6.3 REB 1.8 AST 1.8 STL 1.8 BLK 1.5 TO 4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 13.77 PER

Golden State Warriors Betting

The Golden State Warriors went to the NBA All-Star break with a four-game skid. They were not able to maintain the momentum they had during their victories over the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Andrew Wiggins became the main guy for the team all of a sudden and it is up to him to carry this team. Eric Paschall has become a solid contributor while Draymond Green has always been there to guide the younger players. This Warriors team has been the bottom-dwellers and with them out of the playoff picture, they are finding something that they can carry on for the next season when they get the splash brothers back.

Players to Watch: A. Wiggins SG 3 GP 3 GS 33 MIN 23 PTS 0.3 OR 2.3 DR 2.7 REB 4 AST 2.3 STL 1.7 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 25.4 PER

E. Paschall PF 50 GP 24 GS 26.7 MIN 13.2 PTS 1.4 OR 3.3 DR 4.7 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 13.74 PER

D. Green PF 41 GP 41 GS 29.1 MIN 8.3 PTS 0.6 OR 5.8 DR 6.4 REB 6.2 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 2.6 PF 2.7 AST/TO 12.73 PER

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 2/20/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Houston are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Golden State.
Rockets are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Golden State.
Houston are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games this season.
Houston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Houston are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played in February.

Golden State Warriors

Golden State are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Warriors are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games against Houston.
Golden State are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
Golden State are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Golden State are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Golden State are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games played in February.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Thursday vs Golden State

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry PG Hand is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson SG Knee is out indefinitely
Kevon Looney PF Hip is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors
26-28-0 Against the Spread 27-28-0
23-31-0 Straight Up 25-30-0
118.2 Points per Game 106.3
114.5 Points Allowed per Game 114.7
45.13 Offensive FG% 43.33
78.74 Offensive FT% 81.11
34.66 Offensive 3PT% 34.14
46.16 Defensive FG% 47.47
76.64 Defensive FT% 78.27
34.87 Defensive 3PT% 38.3

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Betting Picks

The Warriors are on a slump and they are the underdogs in this game as seen by Best Sports Book Online. Rockets are coming in with a vengeance after being upset by the Warriors and spoiled their Christmas eve. The two Rockets MVPs will be just too much this time around.

Moneyline: The ML give to the Rockets is a huge -500 while the Warriors are at +375 if they pull an upset.

ATS: Both teams are separated by a wide nine points across the spread. Rockets sit at -9 while the Warriors are on the far side with +9.

TOTALs: The total for this game is at 232.5 with the Rockets going over and the Warriors the team under.

Score Prediction: 121 – 110 Rockets