Warriors at Rockets - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (1-0) at Houston Rockets (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets PK -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNB
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets meet Friday night at the Toyota Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling after beating the Pelicans opening night. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 95 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 40 points and seven assists while Festus Ezeli is averaging 13 points and four rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing five rebounds and Klay Thompson is dishing three assists. The Golden State Warriors attempted 30 threes in their opening game and turned the ball over 20 times. The Warriors had six players score at least nine points but did lose Andrew Bogut for a while to a concussion. The Warriors last eight regular season losses have come on the road.
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The Houston Rockets look to bounce back after losing their season opener to the Nuggets. The Houston Rockets are averaging 85 points on 34.5 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 50.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 22 points and six assists while Terrence Jones is averaging 15 points and six rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing six assists and Patrick Beverley is grabbing eight rebounds. The Houston Rockets shot 35 threes in their opening game and turned the ball over 16 times. The Rockets must be better on the defensive end if they’re going to be a threat this season. The Rockets will have Dwight Howard back for this game after he served a one-game suspension. Donatas Motiejunas is questionable with a back injury.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Warriors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
I think it's clear the Rockets are better than what they showed Wednesday, and the defense will be far better with Howard back in the paint. Add in the Rockets have revenge on their mind from last year's playoffs and the Warriors lost their big man, and I like Houston in this toss-up game.