Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets - 1/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (29-13) at Golden State Warriors (33-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Houston Rockets tonight at the Oracle Arena.
The Golden State Warriors followed up their 25-point win over the Rockets on Saturday with a ridiculous 122-79 win over the Nuggets on Monday thanks to 22 points from Klay Thompson and 20 points and eight assists from Stephen Curry. Just about every single player in a Warriors uniform was able to get a decent run in the game because the Warriors were up by 55-28 points at halftime and never took their foot off the gas. With the most lopsided win of the season, Golden State improved their amazing record to 33-6 on the season and a dominant 18-1 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have won six of their last eight overall and are coming off a 110-98 win over the Pacers on Monday. James Harden bounced back from a quiet night on Saturday with a season-high 45 points on 12 of 18 shooting on Monday while Dwight Howard added 14 points and 17 blocks as the Rockets led by as many as 20 points before easing off in the fourth quarter. With the win, Houston improved to 29-13 on the season and 15-7 at home.
In ATS trends, the Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, while the Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600 and 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
Head to head, the Rockets are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall and the Under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.
These teams have already met three times this season and each time it has been the Warriors who have come out on top, including a 131-106 win at Houston on Saturday. For me, I can't imagine picking against this Warriors team at home, not in the form that they're in.