A contest featuring one of the league’s best offensive teams against one of the worst squads defensively sees the Golden State Warriors (36-36, second in points per game) battle the Houston Rockets (18-53, 25th in points conceded) at Toyota Center on March 20, 2023. The Warriors are 11-point favorites. The over/under is set at 235.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet Warriors vs. Rockets
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with bookmakers listing the Warriors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -569 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +419 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 235.5 points.
Warriors vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 20, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Warriors vs. Rockets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Warriors are 33-38-1 this year. Golden State has been the favorite in 48 games this season and has come away with the win 29 times (60.4%) in those contests. Warriors games this year have gone over the total in 41 out of 71 opportunities (57.7%).
The Rockets are 28-39-4 against the spread this season. Houston has gone 16-51 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.9% of those games). Rockets games this season have eclipsed the over/under 47.9% of the time (34 out of 71 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||49||18.7||5.5||5.8||1.3||0.3||2.2|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||68||12.4||7.1||1.2||0.5||0.9||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||71||12.3||5.6||1.5||0.5||0.4||0.8|
Warriors vs. Rockets Injury Report
Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal)
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
Golden State has been led by its offense, as it ranks second-best in the NBA by tallying 118.3 points per game. It ranks 25th in the league in points allowed (118.1 per contest). Offensively the Warriors have fared better at home this season, putting up 119.6 points per game, compared to 117 per game when playing on the road. The Warriors have been putting up 117.8 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 118.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, everything is clicking for Golden State, who is draining 16.5 three-pointers per game (best in NBA) and shooting 38.4% from three-point land (third-best). The Warriors have taken 52.3% two-pointers and 47.7% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 61.5% are two-pointers and 38.5% are threes.
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Offensively, Houston is the second-worst squad in the NBA (110.3 points per game). Defensively, it is 25th (118.1 points allowed per game). At home the Rockets are putting up 110.2 points per game, 0.2 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (110.4). While the Rockets are posting 110.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, producing 114.1 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Houston is fourth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). And it is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.8%. In 2022-23, the Rockets have attempted 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.5% of the Rockets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.5% have been 2-pointers.
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