Warriors vs. Rockets Prediction
The Golden State Warriors recorded a home win as double-digit underdogs their last game. Can Golden State cover the spread as big underdogs again tonight on the road at the Houston Rockets?
Wednesday, October 6, 2019
Toyota Center at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 17-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total has not yet been released as of this writing. As of Wednesday morning, 65 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Golden State. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Depleted Warriors upset Trail Blazers
Golden State earned a 127-118 home win Monday night at home over Portland to improve to 2-5 overall and 1-4 at home. The Warriors outscored the Trail Blazers 67-55 in the second half of the defeat. Eric Paschall led Golden State with 34 points on 11-of-10 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 8-of-8 at the free throw line. He also ripped down 13 rebounds. Ky Bowman tallied 19 points, eight assists and four boards. Damion Lee had 18 points, four caroms, three dimes and two steals off the bench. Jordan Poole accounted for 16 points, five assists and three rebounds. Alec Burks registered 13 points, four boards and two assists as a reserve. Willie Cauley-Stein added 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Rockets bounce back with win
After a 29-point loss the night before, Houston registered a 107-100 victory at Memphis Monday night to improve to 4-3 overall and 2-2 on the road. The Rockets led 84-76 through three quarters on their way to the win. James Harden led the way with Russell Westbrook (rest) out of the lineup as he tallied 44 points on 12-of-28 shooting including 7-of-16 from 3-point range plus 13-of-18 at the free throw line. He also accounted for 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Eric Gordon had 16 points and five rebounds. Danuel House Jr. registered 12 points, nine boards and two blocks. Ben McLemore had 12 points and three assists off the bench. Clint Capela added 10 points, 13 rebounds and two assists.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings in Houston. The Warriors are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The over is 4-1-1 in the last six Rockets games as a home favorite. The over is 9-2-2 in the last 13 Houston games as a favorite of 11 points or greater.
I'm still in shock about the Warriors beating the Trail Blazers straight up. The effort was certainly there two nights ago, but I think the lack of energy from the crowd tonight will show. The young Golden State players fed off the crowd against the Blazers, but tonight they'll get a full strength Rockets squad and I can't see them stopping not only Harden but also Westbrook. This spread is huge, but we've seen Golden State get blown out of the water without its top players and even when Steph Curry plus Draymond Green were healthy. Going with the Rockets here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -17