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Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Betting Preview/Player Prop

NBA Previews

It will be the Golden State Warriors hosting the Houston Rockets on Saturday night for a Western Conference matchup in the NBA. Houston is not going to be a playoff team this season, and the same could be true for Golden State unless they turn things around.

Houston comes into this game with a record of 14-38, which is one of the worst in the NBA. The Rockets have gone just 1-6 in their last seven games, and there just is not a ton of talent on this roster.

Golden State has gone just 1-4 in their last five games, and this team is looking for a way to turn things around. The Warriors are still in the playoff race with a 24-28 record, but they are in danger of falling out of contention. 

The Golden State Warriors are nine-point favorites over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night at the Chase Center. 

 

Houston Getting Blown Out

The Houston Rockets are averaging just 107.7 points per game this season while giving up 113.6 on the defensive end of the floor. Houston has gotten blown out in a ton of games this season, and that will likely continue to happen as the season moves along.

John Wall is scoring 20.5 points per game to lead the Houston Rockets, but he just hasn’t been able to stay on the floor enough for this team. Houston has made a number of trades this season, and there isn’t a ton of offensive talent on the roster.

Houston gave up 129 points in their most recent loss, and they don’t provide a ton of resistance on the defensive end of the floor. 

Warriors Struggling to Get Stops

Defense has also been an issue for the Warriors this season as they are allowing 113 points per game. Head coach Steve Kerr preaches defense, but the Warriors just don’t have individual players that are able to get stops.

Stephen Curry leads the Warriors with 29.7 points per game, and he is still one of the best offensive players in the league. Golden State is still looking for a legitimate number two scorer while playing this season without Klay Thompson. 

Curry is going to do his thing against the Houston Rockets, but he will need some help if the Warriors are going to win this game. 

Warriors Win Big Over Rockets

Both the Rockets and Warriors have been struggling a bit of late, and that should make for an interesting game on Saturday night. Golden State is clearly the best team in this matchup, but Houston has picked up some surprising wins this season.

The Rockets just don’t defend very well, and that is going to be a major problem against Stephen Curry and the Warriors. Golden State should have a big night on the offensive end of the floor, and that will allow them to get some separation.

This game might be close for a half, but the final score will be a double-digit difference. Bet the Golden State Warriors -9.0 over the Houston Rockets. 

 

 

Player Prop

Jae’Sean Tate (-120) Over 18.5 Total Points + Assists + Rebounds

Tate is making a late push for Rookie of the Year honors. The small forward out of Ohio State is the only Rocket to play in every game this season.

Averaging 28.7 minutes per game, Tate has been making the most of his time. His defense continues to be his calling card, but he’s also been a major contributor on the offensive end while averaging 10.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

And those numbers have been increasing as he gains more confidence. For the month of April, Tate is averaging 14.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 3.0 apg. He’s coming off an 18-2-1 line versus the Clippers and has also had 18-7-5 and 19-5-3 lines against the Suns and Pels in the last week.

Against a Warriors team playing the second  of back-to-backs with a defense that ranks 24th in scoring and 30th in rebounding, we’ll take Tate (-120) to have a productive night and go Over 18.5 Points + Assists + Rebounds.

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