Warriors vs. Rockets - 2/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (27-26) at Golden State Warriors (46-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors meet late Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.8 points and seven assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 3.8 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five of their last eight road games. Terrence Jones is questionable with a concussion.
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The Golden State Warriors look to build on their historic 46-4 record in hopes of chasing history. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.8 points and 6.5 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.4 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a home game since January 17th of 2015. James Michael McAdoo is questionable with a toe injury.
The Rockets are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 2 days rest and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Rockets are way too sloppy and unpredicatble to back against one of the best teams of all time. The Warriors can crush Houston with ease if that sloppy play happens here. I have to take the Warriors in a blowout.