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Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
Date & Time Wednesday March 13, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Toyota Center
Houston, TX
The Line
The Line: Houston -2
TV Channel
ESPN, NSBA, ATSW
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NBA | Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
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The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets collide at the Toyota Center on Wednesday night.

The Golden State Warriors have really cooled off lately as they’ve lost six of their past 10 games and they will be looking to bounce back after falling short against the league-worst Suns in a 115-111 home loss on Sunday. Klay Thompson led the team with 28 points and five assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points while Stephen curry chipped in with 18 points and eight assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 44 percent from the field and 10 of 43 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates to an early 15-point lead, but they took their foot off the gas and found themselves in a battle as the Suns responded with 40 points in the second quarter. Still, the Warriors had plenty of opportunities to pull away late, but they just had no answer for the Suns’ Devin Booker who scored 13 straight to finish with a game-high 37 points. With the tough loss, Golden State fell to 45-21 overall and 24-10 at home.

 Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been playing some of their best basketball of the season as they will be looking to build on their current nine-game win streak after taking down the Hornets in a 118-106 home win on Monday. James Harden led the team with 28 points and 10 assists, Eric Gordon added 22 points while Clint Capela chipped in with 19 points and 15 rebounds.  As a team, the Rockets shot just 41 percent from the field but 17 of 43 from the 3-point line as they put the game to bed early with a dominant 38-19 first quarter effort before taking a 27-point lead going into halftime. With the easy win, Houston improved to 42-25 overall and 24-9 at home which is good for third place in the Western Conference.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games against a team above .600 and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings and the Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.

It’s always a big deal when the Warriors and the Rockets do battle, but it’s been a surprisingly one-sided contest between the teams this season as the Rockets have already beaten the Warriors three times so far. The Warriors are just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and just 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall, but they will be looking to avoid the season sweep here so who knows how they’ll come out. This could go either way, but I’m sticking with the hotter team in the Rockets who would’ve had this game circled on their calendar.

Pick:
Houston -2

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