Warriors vs. Rockets NBA Prediction
There will be an NBA double header on ESPN Saturday night, starting with a Warriors and Rockets matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Warriors cover as a 7.5-point road favorite or is there a better play on the board?
531 Golden State Warriors (-7.5) at 532 Houston Rockets (+7.5); o/u 232.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, May1, 2021
Venue: Toyota Center (Houston), Houston, TX
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Draymond Green (sore shoulder) did not practice on Friday and he's being listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets. Green got elbowed in the shoulder during Thursday's loss to the Timberwolves, and he might use that as an excuse to skip tomorrow's matchup with the 16-47 Rockets. If he does hit the sidelines, Juan Toscano-Anderson would likely get the spot-start and Kent Bazemore would get all the run he can handle.
Houston Rockets DFS Spin
Christian Wood dropped 31 points with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six triples in 39 minutes vs. the Bucks on Thursday. Wood briefly left the game holding his lower back, but returned shortly after and seemed mostly fine. His fantasy managers should just be relieved that his troublesome ankle wasn’t the issue for once. With the Rockets so short of bodies, they don’t have the luxury of sitting out Wood to protect their lottery balls so hopefully he can stay upright the rest of the way. As for the Bucks, they are probably wishing they didn't waive him back in the day to sign Tim Frazier...
Warriors vs. Rockets Betting Prediction
The over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Houston and is 4-1 in the Warriors’ last five road games when facing an opponent like Houston that has a home winning percentage of less than .400. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Rockets’ last four games played on Saturday.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: WARRIORS/ROCKETS OVER 232.5