The Golden State Warriors (29-30) host the Houston Rockets (13-45) on February 24, 2023 at Chase Center. The Rockets are underdogs by a 9.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of two in a row with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s point total is 231.5.
How to bet Warriors vs. Rockets
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Warriors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -446 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +347 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Warriors vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, February 24, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Arena: Chase Center
Warriors vs. Rockets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Warriors are 26-32-1 this season. Golden State has come away with 23 wins in the 38 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Warriors have eclipsed the over/under in 60.3% of their opportunities this year (35 times in 58 games with a set point total).
The Rockets have 22 wins against the spread in 58 games this season. Houston has gone 13-43 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.2% of those games). Rockets games this year have hit the over 28 times in 58 opportunities (48.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jabari Smith Jr.||55||12.0||7.0||1.2||0.5||1.0||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||58||11.6||5.6||1.5||0.4||0.4||0.9|
Warriors: Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip), Draymond Green: Questionable (Knee), Stephen Curry: Out (Leg), Andrew Wiggins: Out (Personal), Gary Payton: Out (Abdominal), Ryan Rollins: Out (Foot)
Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Kevin Porter: Out (Foot), Jalen Green: Out (Groin)
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
Golden State has had to count on its offense, which ranks second-best in the NBA (118.5 points per game), as it ranks fourth-worst in the league defensively with just 118.6 points allowed per contest. In home games, the Warriors are scoring 3.4 more points per game (120.2) than they are when playing on the road (116.8). In their last 10 games, the Warriors have been racking up 121.4 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 118.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, it’s been a dominant stretch for Golden State, who is sinking 16.6 threes per game (best in NBA) and shooting 38.4% from downtown (third-best). Of the shots attempted by the Warriors in 2022-23, 52.3% of them have been two-pointers (61.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.7% have been three-pointers (38.4%).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Offensively, Houston is the second-worst team in the NBA (109.8 points per game). On defense, it is fifth-worst (118.2 points conceded per game). At home, the Rockets average 109.8 points per game. On the road, they average the same number. The Rockets are putting up 109.9 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 0.1 more than their average for the season (109.8).
Houston is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.6%). The Rockets take 62.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.7% of the Rockets’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 27.3% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Warriors, and we project that Warriors will cover the spread (Warriors -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 231.5 points.
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