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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 11/20/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Golden State Warriors (7-9) vs. Houston Rockets (3-13)
November 20, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Rockets +8; Over/Under: +232
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The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Sunday night.

The Golden State Warriors are starting to turn things around with four wins in their last six outings and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the Knicks in a 111-101 home win on Friday. Stephen Curry led the team with 24 points and 10 assists, Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson each scored 20 points while Jordan Poole chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot 45 percent from the field and 18 of 50 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 35 points in the first quarter to take an early double-digit lead which ballooned to 22 points in the third quarter as the Warriors earned the much-needed victory.

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been one of the coldest teams in the league as they’ve lost 13 of their first 16 games overall and they will be looking for a better showing after falling to the Pacers in a 99-91 loss on Friday. Eric Gordon led the team with 24 points on eight of 17 shooting, Jalen Green added 16 points with five assists while Jabari Smith Jr. chipped in with 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the Rockets shot a miserly 33 percent from the field and just six of 28 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start and led by 20 points in the first quarter, but they couldn’t hold off the Pacers and eventually fell in the fourth quarter where they managed just 21 points to allow the Pacers to pull away in the end.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven Sunday games. The Rockets are 27-58 ATS in their last 85 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record.

Head to head, the under is 13-5-1 in the last 19 meetings in Houston, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Houston and the Warriors are 4-1-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.

The Warriors are coming into this one at full strength except for Andre Iguodala, while the Rockets have ruled out Kevin Porter Jr and Alperen Sengun. The Warriors are finally starting to build some momentum thanks to Curry who has been carrying the offense and they shouldn’t have too much trouble beating the Rockets who have won just three of their first 16 games so far.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Golden State -8

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