Houston vs Golden State Expert Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 8, 2016 in

There are very few times in sports where fans feel as though they are watching history being made. There is a definite sense of that in the NBA this year, though, as the Golden State Warriors look as though they may be set to beat the best single season record of all time. They still have a long way to go to make that happen, and they will continue their quest on Tuesday when they welcome the Houston Rockets into the Oracle Arena. The full odds for this western conference bout will be available on our online sportsbook NBA betting page as soon as possible.

How to bet Houston Rockets Vs Golden State Warriors

When: Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 PM EST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Radio: KNBR
Stream Option: WatchESPN

If you had simply picked the Warriors to win straight up in every game this season, you would likely have seen your bankroll grow quite nicely. With each win, though, the odds for a straight up win get a little less lucrative, but that means you can always go to the point spread or game total if you want to cash out a bigger ticket playing the Warriors.

Why bet on the Houston Rockets

The Rockets (27-26) have been a little up and down as of late, but they are coming off a pretty good week that saw them win 2 of 3. They are now 5-5 in their last 10 games, and are holding on to the #7 spot in the Western Conference. They are not really setting the world in fire away from home, but their 11-13 road record isn’t that bad when you consider the awful start they made to the season. Their 19-15 record against conference opponents is also quite good, and while they have lost both games against the Warriors this season, their last meeting was a close one that saw Golden State walk away with a tight 4-point win. The Rockets are averaging 104.9 PPG, and are giving up 106.3 PPG so far this season.

Why bet on the Golden State Warriors

I don’t really think I have to go into a ton of detail as to why the Warriors are always a good bet, but let’s take a look at a few of the stats that should convince those of you who are still not entirely sold on them. The most impressive stat that the Warriors have put together this season is their 23-0 record on home court. They are an unstoppable force at the Oracle Arena, which instantly makes them the favorite here. They have won both meetings versus the Rockets this season, and are 27-2 overall versus conference foes. It’s not just poor teams that the Warriors are beating either, as they are 22-2 against teams with a winning record. The Warriors are averaging a league best 115.4 PPG, and are giving up 102.8 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It really is beginning to look as though the Warriors might be able to make it through this season without taking a loss on home court, and I certainly think they will keep their perfect record going here. Let’s go with the Warriors to extend their current win streak to 10 games.

Houston Rockets 100 Golden State Warriors 115