Date/Time: 03-13-2019, 21:30 EDT
Spread: Houston Rockets -3.5
In this high caliber Western showdown between the first and third-best squads of the conference, the defending champions Golden State Warriors, who are sitting on top of the conference but have been playing poorly lately, are visiting the hottest team of the league the Houston Rockets, who have won 9 straight and want to continue on the winning ways.
Warriors are 45-21 so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Phoenix at home, 111-115. Rockets are 42-25 so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Western conference. They have won their last 9 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Charlotte at home, 118-106.
Top Basketball BookmakersGolden State are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 27.9 ppg. He also adds 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, while Kevin Durant follows with 27.4 ppg, adding 5.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game. Klay Thompson adds 22.4 ppg and 3.9 rebounds per game. Houston are led in scoring by James Harden with a league-best of 36.2 ppg. He also adds 6.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game, while Clint Capela follows with 16.8 ppg and leading the team in rebounding with 12.5 per game. Eric Gordon adds 16.6 ppg.
Houston lead Golden State 3-0 wins so far this season and they have won the previous home game by 21 points. Houston are 24-9 at home, while Golden State are 21-11 on the road. Golden State are better offensive, scoring 118.2 ppg to Houston’s 113, while Houston have a better defense, allowing 110.2 ppg to Golden State’s 112.3. Golden State have a better accuracy both from the field (48.8% to 44.6%) and from behind the arc (37.8% to 34.9%). Houston on the other hand commit fewer turnovers (13 to 13.7), while Golden State dish more assists (29.2 to 21) and grab more rebounds per game (46.2 to 41.7). Houston have been red-hot lately and expect them to overcome the defending champions’ resistance at home tonight.
Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Prediction: Houston Rockets -3.5 (-111)