Harden and Rockets Host the Warriors

Houston Rockets Basketball

Rockets and Warriors on Primetime on ABC

The Golden State Warriors will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The game will be the first in Saturday Night Primetime for ABC Sports. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm EST.

This will be James Harden’s second game back from injury issues for the past month.

Oddsmakers opened the Warriors as -3.5-point favorites versus the Rockets, while the game’s total opened at 234. The line has held pretty steady, but the total has crept up to 235.

Rockets Almost at Full Strength

The Rockets were a 116-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They covered the -5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of UNDER bettors.

James Harden, Chris Paul and Eric Gordon proved to the league what has been missing in Houston for the last month. The Rockets who have beev inundated by injuries throughout the first half of this season showed what they can do, FINALLY.

Houston will still be without Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green. They were suspended for their roles in a postgame fight with the Clippers on Monday.

Harden didn’t score at least 20 points for the first time this season. The rust showed as he posted 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting. He also had seven assists in 25 minutes. Gordon produced 30 points off the bench. Paul delivered another outstanding all-around effort with 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

The last time the Rockets had their rotation all together they beat the Charlotte Hornets. That was on Dec. 13 for their 11th consecutive win. They improved to 9-8 since on Thursday. By having survived games without Harden, Paul, and Luc Mbah a Moute.

Warriors Take 14 Game Road Winning Streak Into Rockets Game

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 119-112 winner as they battled the Chicago Bulls on the road. The Warriors failed to cover in the matchup as a -8.5-point favorite, while 231 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Warriors seem to test the Rockets like no other team in the league. Their 14-game road winning streak will offer a stiff challenge to a Rockets team looking to put things back together.

Golden State has won 24 of 28 games since its last road loss. It was a 108-91 setback at Oklahoma City on Nov. 22. The Warriors have dealt with their share of injuries. They have ranged from Stephen Curry to Draymond Green to Andre Iguodala to rookie Jordan Bell. Their overall talent allows them to weather injury storms.

Golden State would set a franchise record for consecutive road victories with a win tonight. They would complete a perfect five-game road trip.

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Golden State 37-9 21-24-1 116.00 106.87 9.13 9-12-1 12-12 24-21-1 11-11 13-10-1
Houston 31-12 21-21-1 114.67 106.93 7.74 9-12-1 12-9 21-22 14-8 7-14
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
GS 30.48 15.26 2
HOU 22.47 14.30 1.57
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
GS 8.46 36.04 44.5
HOU 9.72 34.42 44.14
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
GS 50.97 43.72 7.25
HOU 46.01 47.03 -1.02
Team Records

Golden State Warriors

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 37-9 16-6 21-3 21-24-1 9-12-1 12-12 116.00 106.87 9.13
Last 10 9-1 2-1 7-0 4-5-1 0-2-1 4-3 121.60 114.70 6.90
vs Div 5-2 1-2 4-0 2-5 0-3 2-2 118.57 113.71 4.86
vs EAST 17-3 7-2 10-1 9-11 4-5 5-6 114.45 104.25 10.20
vs WEST 20-6 9-4 11-2 12-13-1 5-7-1 7-6 117.19 108.88 8.31

Houston Rockets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 31-12 16-6 15-6 21-21-1 9-12-1 12-9 114.67 106.93 7.74
Last 10 6-4 3-1 3-3 5-5 2-2 3-3 114.90 112.10 2.80
vs Div 5-2 4-1 1-1 4-3 3-2 1-1 108.00 100.43 7.57
vs EAST 13-5 6-2 7-3 7-10-1 1-6-1 6-4 112.00 105.11 6.89
vs WEST 18-7 10-4 8-3 14-11 8-6 6-5 116.60 108.24 8.36

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 116.00 1 106.93 21
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 118.13 1 109.82 28
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 45.92 1 40.82 7
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 114.67 2 106.87 20
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 117.68 1 108.25 21
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 44.09 14 42.88 9

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Golden State 7-3 6-3-1 4-6 116.60 56.50 41.89 45.10 102/358 8.20
Houston 3-7 3-6-1 4-6 105.80 59.90 49.71 43.30 127/335 8.60

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Jan 4, 2018 GS 127 HOU 114 4.5 GS 230.5 O GS GS HOU 62 63 55.7 46.7 45 38 14/31 17/50 6 7
Oct 17, 2017 HOU 122 GS 121 -9.5 HOU 230.5 O GS HOU GS 62 71 48.5 53.8 43 41 15/41 16/30 9 5
Mar 31, 2017 HOU 98 GS 107 -9 Push 232.5 U GS HOU HOU 61 56 37 45.3 49 43 12/37 11/32 6 10
Mar 28, 2017 GS 113 HOU 106 -1.5 GS 234 U GS GS GS 60 52 51.1 38.8 44 38 11/41 5/31 9 9
Jan 20, 2017 GS 125 HOU 108 5.5 GS 242 U GS Push GS 62 57 52.8 44.8 41 41 15/38 7/35 8 8
Dec 1, 2016 HOU 132 GS 127 -11.5 HOU 232 O HOU HOU HOU 64 59 44.4 41.3 56 54 14/44 12/44 11 12
Apr 27, 2016 HOU 81 GS 114 -9 GS 212.5 U GS HOU GS 37 59 32.6 54.9 53 40 6/32 13/31 8 10
Apr 24, 2016 GS 121 HOU 94 8.5 GS 217.5 U GS HOU GS 56 56 51.7 42.3 43 44 21/40 5/27 10 11
Apr 21, 2016 GS 96 HOU 97 3.5 HOU 215.5 U GS HOU HOU 48 55 43 39.1 43 52 6/25 11/36 6 9
Apr 18, 2016 HOU 106 GS 115 -8.5 GS 211.5 O GS GS HOU 58 66 44.3 49.4 37 39 10/25 8/23 4 10

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Golden State Warriors

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 17, 2018 CHI 119-112 W -8.5 232.5 L/U 50.00 88.00 13 A
Jan 15, 2018 CLE 118-108 W -5.5 233.5 W/U 48.24 80.00 12 A
Jan 13, 2018 TOR 127-125 W -5.5 227.5 L/O 58.02 85.71 9 A
Jan 12, 2018 MIL 108-94 W -4.5 221 W/U 55.00 83.33 5 A
Jan 10, 2018 LAC 106-125 L -12 219 L/O 48.10 84.62 8 H

Houston Rockets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 18, 2018 MIN 116-98 W -5.5 225 W/U 47.73 88.24 17 H
Jan 15, 2018 LAC 102-113 L -4.5 230.5 L/U 40.43 81.25 13 A
Jan 12, 2018 PHO 112-95 W -7 231 W/U 41.49 86.36 15 A
Jan 10, 2018 POR 121-112 W -7 217.5 W/O 45.00 76.00 12 H
Jan 8, 2018 CHI 116-107 W -6 220 W/O 45.35 75.00 20 A

Next up:
Golden State home to New York Tuesday, January 23
Houston home to Miami Monday, January 22

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