The Golden State Warriors (36-36) and Houston Rockets (18-53) meet Monday at Toyota Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Warriors vs. Rockets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Warriors failed to cover the spread as 2-point favorites Saturday in a 133-119 loss at the Memphis Grizzlies. Golden State allowed a 4th-quarter 21-3 run as it picked up its 11th straight road loss.
The Rockets failed to cover as 6-point home underdogs Sunday in a 117-107 loss vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. G Jalen Green scored a game-high 40 points as Houston’s 3-game win streak ended.
The Warriors are 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread vs. the Rockets this season, with the Under hitting in 2 of the 3 meetings. Golden State covered as an 8.5-point home favorite 116-101 as the Under (230.5) cashed in the most recent meeting Feb. 24.
Warriors at Rockets odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:17 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Warriors -600 (bet $600 to win $100) | Rockets +450 (bet $100 to win $450)
- Against the spread (ATS): Warriors -11.5 (-108) | Rockets +11.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 237.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Warriors at Rockets key injuries
- F Andre Iguodala (wrist) out
- C Kevon Looney (back) questionable
- F Andrew Wiggins (personal reasons) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Warriors at Rockets picks and predictions
Warriors 125, Rockets 106
Golden State (-600) should be able to get its 10th straight head-to-head win vs. the Rockets, but there is no need to pay such a high price on the moneyline when the Warriors should win by margin. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
BET WARRIORS -11.5 (-108).
The Warriors have beaten the Rockets by 15 or more points in the last 2 meetings and should be extra motivated to run up the score after getting embarrassed at the Grizzlies last time out. Golden State is not a good road team, but has had success vs. Houston in recent years and is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Rockets were overperforming against expectation during their 3-game win streak, but now appear to be regressing toward the mean after losing to the Pelicans last time out. This young Houston team should struggle to score vs. a motivated Warriors squad on an 11-game road losing streak.
BET UNDER 237.5 (-110).
The Under is 4-0 in Houston’s last 4 games and 4-1 in Golden State’s last 5 vs. teams with a losing record. These teams tend to play low-scoring games vs. each other in Houston, with the Under going 13-6-1 in the last 20 meetings, and Monday’s matchup should stay Under the total as Golden State bounces back defensively after allowing 133 points last time out.
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