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Rockets vs. Warriors - 1/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State Warriors (31-6) at Houston Rockets (28-12)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNB, ROOT, NBATV

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets play Saturday night at the Toyota Center.

The Golden State Warriors have won eight of their last nine games and wrap up a two-game road trip. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.3 points and eight assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing eight rebounds and Barnes is shooting 50.2 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors have topped 100 points in nine straight games and are shooting 45 percent from downtown in their last five games. When the shots are falling, Golden State is the toughest team in the league to beat. However, five of the Warriors six losses have come on the road.

Rockets vs. Warriors - 1/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Rockets have won five of their last six games and play their fourth home game of the month. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 102.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27 points and 6.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.9 points and 11.1 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is shooting 37.3 percent from the field and Patrick Beverley is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets have topped 100 points in seven of their last eight games and are shooting 40.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Rockets average 34.4 threes per game, which by far leads the league and produces much of Houston’s offense. The shots will have to fall in this game as well to compete with Golden State.

The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Warriors are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Houston. 

The Warriors are the best team in the league and we're getting them and a free bucket. Although Golden State did play yesterday, you know what you're getting with them and know that they always show up and shoot a high percentage. The value is on Golden State.

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Golden State Warriors +2.5

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