The Houston Rockets (6-5) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (6-8) on Monday, November 20th. This game will be played at Chase Center in Chase Center and televised on NBCS. Both the Rockets and Warriors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Rockets vs Warriors
The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Rockets were defeated by the Lakers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 105-104. Despite the loss in the game, the Rockets managed to cover the spread as +6 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 209 points was below the over/under line of 221.
As they prepare to face off against the Warriors, the Rockets are 6-5 overall and are looking to snap a two game losing streak. This season, when playing on the road, the Rockets have a 0-4 record, while their record at home is 6-1.
In terms of the spread, Houston currently holds an ATS record of 8-3, which is above .500. Houston has covered the spread in six consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 6-1 at home as opposed to 2-2 on the road.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Warriors lost to the Thunder with a final score of 130-123. The Warriors not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -2.5 point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 236 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
The Warriors have a below .500 record of 6-8 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Rockets. This season, when playing on the road, the Warriors have a 5-2 record, while their record at home is 1-6.
Golden State arrives with an ATS record of 5-8 for the season up to this point. In their last three games as favorites, the Warriors have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 3-2 against the spread when they are underdogs.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
Through 11 games the Rockets are averaging 109.4 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. So far, the Rockets are averaging 97.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 23rd in fields goals made per contest.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
Through 14 games games, Golden State is averaging 113.4 points per game (13th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Warriors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.4 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Golden State is just 27th in shots made inside the arc.
Rockets Team Defense
So far, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 3rd in the league at 105.7 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Rockets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 31.5% from downtown.
Warriors Team Defense
At this time, the Warriors’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 113.4 points per game.
Golden State’s defense is currently forcing 14.9 turnovers per game, which is 23rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 27th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.6 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Rockets And Warriors
For today’s matchup, we project Alperen Sengün to lead the scoring for the Rockets, putting up 16 points and shooting at a rate of 7/11. This season, he is averaging 20.1 points per game along with 8.4 boards.
On the other side, Stephen Curry is our projected leading scorer for the Warriors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.9%, and he is contributing 30.2 points per game on average.
Rockets vs Warriors Trends
- In their last five road games, Houston has averaged 105 points per game while allowing 112. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
- In their last ten games at home, the Warriors have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Rockets have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Warriors have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-3.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Warriors vs. Rockets matchup, our bet is to grab the Rockets at +7.5. Even though our projections have the Warriors winning 109-108, we see the Rockets as the play on the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 221.5 and our model has the Rockets and Warriors finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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