The Houston Rockets (34-20) will travel to the Chase Center to clash with the Golden State Warriors (12-43). The Warriors opened as 10-point underdogs. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 232.5 points and it starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Rockets (2-point favorites) covered in a 116-105 win over the Boston Celtics. The Warriors were defeated by the Phoenix Suns, 112-106, but did cover as 6.5-point underdogs. The Houston game finished 11 points under the projected point total of 232, while the Golden State game went 9 points under the projected point total of 227.
Houston dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.481 (above their season average of 0.225) and a turnover percentage of 12.8 (worse than their season average of 12.0). Boston was 0.235 and 15.8, respectively, for those same stats. Golden State, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (17-19; 89.5 percent). Golden State rallied around Andrew Wiggins, who had 27 points and five assists. Russell Westbrook, meanwhile led the way for Houston, contributing 36 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
The Warriors evened the season series at one with a 116-104 victory in their most recent matchup. Damion Lee recorded a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Golden State did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (25-28; 89.3 percent). Houston, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (10.1 vs. 13.9). Golden State covered as an 11-point underdog and the two teams combined for 220 points, which was under the projected point total of 230.
Of the Rockets’ 54 games, 31 have gone under the projected point total. Houston holds records of 34-20 straight up (SU) and 27-27 against the spread (ATS).
Warriors games also have gone under the projected point total 54.5 percent of the time. Additionally, Golden State is 12-43 SU and 26-28-1 ATS.
Houston could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense goes up against one of the league’s worst defenses. The Rockets rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while Golden State ranks 25th in defensive efficiency.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors ATS Pick
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- The Rockets rank 19th in second chance points per game (12.7) while the Warriors rank 26th (12.0).
- Houston ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (43.9) while Golden State ranks 24th (30.7).
- The Warriors rank 12th in assists per game (25.2) while the Rockets rank 29th (21.4).
- Golden State accounts for 13.9 fast-break points per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Houston ranks 27th in fast-break points given up per game (15.6).
- Houston ranks 20th in points in the paint per game (47.1) while Golden State ranks last (42.8).
- The Rockets average 8.2 steals per game, which ranks eighth in the league. The Warriors rank 26th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
- The Rockets average 45.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Warriors rank 28th in rebounds allowed per game (47.2).
- Houston ranks 13th in blocks per game (5.0) while Golden State ranks 17th in blocks allowed per game (5.1).
- Houston ranks seventh in points off turnovers per game (18.1) while Golden State ranks 24th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.7).
- Houston is 3-0 when they allow under 100 points, while Golden State is 5-2.
- The Rockets are 34-17 when they score over 100 points, while the Warriors are 12-28.
- Golden State is 11-14-1 ATS at home, while Houston is 13-14 ATS on the road.
- The Rockets have 17 unders and 10 overs in 27 road games.
- In 26 home games, the Warriors have 15 unders and 11 overs.
- In their last five games, Houston and Golden State are both 3-2 ATS.
- The Rockets have 4 unders and 1 over over their last five games, while the Warriors have 3 unders and 2 overs
- The Rockets have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Houston has defeated opponents by an average of 3.7 points.
- During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 108.0 points per game (1.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 119.2 points per game (4.5 above their season average).