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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Golden State37-921-24-1116.00106.879.139-12-112-1224-21-111-1113-10-1
Houston31-1221-21-1114.67106.937.749-12-112-921-2214-87-14
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
GS30.4815.262
HOU22.4714.301.57
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
GS8.4636.0444.5
HOU9.7234.4244.14
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GS50.9743.727.25
HOU46.0147.03-1.02
Team Records

Golden State Warriors

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall37-916-621-321-24-19-12-112-12116.00106.879.13
Last 109-12-17-04-5-10-2-14-3121.60114.706.90
vs Div5-21-24-02-50-32-2118.57113.714.86
vs EAST17-37-210-19-114-55-6114.45104.2510.20
vs WEST20-69-411-212-13-15-7-17-6117.19108.888.31

Houston Rockets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall31-1216-615-621-21-19-12-112-9114.67106.937.74
Last 106-43-13-35-52-23-3114.90112.102.80
vs Div5-24-11-14-33-21-1108.00100.437.57
vs EAST13-56-27-37-10-11-6-16-4112.00105.116.89
vs WEST18-710-48-314-118-66-5116.60108.248.36

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense116.001106.9321
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense118.131109.8228
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed45.92140.827
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense114.672106.8720
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense117.681108.2521
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed44.091442.889

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Golden State7-36-3-14-6116.6056.5041.8945.10102/3588.20
Houston3-73-6-14-6105.8059.9049.7143.30127/3358.60

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Jan 4, 2018GS127HOU1144.5GS230.5OGSGSHOU626355.746.7453814/3117/5067
Oct 17, 2017HOU122GS121-9.5HOU230.5OGSHOUGS627148.553.8434115/4116/3095
Mar 31, 2017HOU98GS107-9Push232.5UGSHOUHOU61563745.3494312/3711/32610
Mar 28, 2017GS113HOU106-1.5GS234UGSGSGS605251.138.8443811/415/3199
Jan 20, 2017GS125HOU1085.5GS242UGSPushGS625752.844.8414115/387/3588
Dec 1, 2016HOU132GS127-11.5HOU232OHOUHOUHOU645944.441.3565414/4412/441112
Apr 27, 2016HOU81GS114-9GS212.5UGSHOUGS375932.654.953406/3213/31810
Apr 24, 2016GS121HOU948.5GS217.5UGSHOUGS565651.742.3434421/405/271011
Apr 21, 2016GS96HOU973.5HOU215.5UGSHOUHOU48554339.143526/2511/3669
Apr 18, 2016HOU106GS115-8.5GS211.5OGSGSHOU586644.349.4373910/258/23410

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Golden State Warriors

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 17, 2018CHI119-112W-8.5232.5L/U50.0088.0013A
Jan 15, 2018CLE118-108W-5.5233.5W/U48.2480.0012A
Jan 13, 2018TOR127-125W-5.5227.5L/O58.0285.719A
Jan 12, 2018MIL108-94W-4.5221W/U55.0083.335A
Jan 10, 2018LAC106-125L-12219L/O48.1084.628H

Houston Rockets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 18, 2018MIN116-98W-5.5225W/U47.7388.2417H
Jan 15, 2018LAC102-113L-4.5230.5L/U40.4381.2513A
Jan 12, 2018PHO112-95W-7231W/U41.4986.3615A
Jan 10, 2018POR121-112W-7217.5W/O45.0076.0012H
Jan 8, 2018CHI116-107W-6220W/O45.3575.0020A

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

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