Golden State at Houston NBA Odds, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Juan Carlos on Monday,March 27, 2017 1:33, EST in

If you like offense, then Tuesday’s NBA game with Golden State visiting Houston is definitely for you as they are the two highest-scoring teams in the league this season. Might it be a bit of a trap game for the Warriors ahead of a huge trip to San Antonio on Wednesday? The Warriors will still be NBA betting favorites in Houston.

Golden State at Houston NBA Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Tuesday, March 28, 8 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA.tv
RadioGolden State / Houston
NBA Odds: Warriors favored by TBA

Why Bet on Golden State?

The Warriors are an offensive machine, but their past nine games have all gone under the total, which is hard to believe. Golden State won its seventh straight game Sunday, 106-94 over Memphis. Klay Thompson dropped a game-high 31 points on 12-of- 18 shooting, going 7-of- 11 from deep with two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 35 minutes. He’s averaging 27.7 points and 5.3 triples on 57.1 percent shooting over his previous six games.

Stephen Curry stole the ball four times on Sunday to go along with 21 points, 11 assists, five 3-pointers and one rebound in 36 minutes. The Grizzlies’ defense keyed in against Curry, and he did commit five turnovers, but he found ways to earn his team another victory. Patrick McCaw started Sunday’s game but he failed to score in 13 minutes, missing his only shot attempt. The rookie is serving as a place-holder with Kevin Durant (knee) out of commission.

The Warriors (59-14) extended their lead to 2 1/2 games over the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the top spot in the West. Memphis had beaten the Warriors twice previously this season and was attempting to become the first team to notch three regular-season wins against Golden State since the Spurs’ four-game sweep in 2013-14.

Golden State’s next win will be No. 200 in Coach Steve Kerr’s career. The Warriors have been, in Andre Iguodala’s parlance, “locked in” of late. Those “good intentions” have paid dividends on this win streak, and, if they remain, will finally secure the 1-seed. Iguodala scored 20 off the bench vs. Memphis, continuing his strong play the past few months (and particularly the past few weeks with Durant out).

Iguodala made seven of his eight shots, including two highlight dunks and two 3s. Kerr says all his starters, except Durant of course, will play Tuesday in Houston even with that huge game Wednesday in San Antonio.

Why Bet on Houston?

The Rockets won their fourth in a row Sunday, 137-125 over Oklahoma City. Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, and James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assist as Houston never trailed.

Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon added 24 points apiece for the Rockets. In the first half, the Rockets set season highs for points (71) and field goal percentage (71.4) with Harden, the MVP candidate, scoring just 12 points.

The Rockets’ 137 points marked the 11th time they’ve scored at least 130 points this season, the highest total by any team since 1992-93 and the second-highest total in franchise history. Houston is 27-1 when it scores at least 120 points.

Sam Dekker, who has lost minutes since the acquisition of Williams, earned 23, his most since March 15 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Dekker scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Williams ended his evening going 11-of- 15 from the field, 7-of- 8 from beyond the arc and 2-of- 2 from the charity stripe to give him an elite true shooting percentage of 97.6. Mike D’Antoni hinted prior to the game that Williams will be looking at an expanded role with Ryan Anderson (ankle) set to miss the next two weeks.

Harden exited the game with 30 seconds left in the fourth after a hard fall on his left wrist, and did not return. Harden added five boards, two triples and five turnovers through his 36 minutes of floor time, but this wrist issue is definitely a concern. Harden’s left (shooting) wrist was heavily wrapped up in ice after the game. He’ll want to play here, though.

Golden State at Houston Pick: Golden State Warriors

Golden State has won nine of the past 10 meetings with Houston and will again here with Harden perhaps ailing a bit.