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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The Golden State Warriors travel to Texas for a crucial Western Conference matchup against the Houston Rockets, and both teams need a win to creep closer to the Play-In Tournament.

Steph Curry and the Warriors have won five straight games, while Jalen Green and the Rockets are losers of two straight. 

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets betting picks and predictions

Golden State -3.5 (-140)

The Golden State Warriors trail the ninth-seeded Lakers by a couple of games, but Steph Curry and company will still have their eyes set on a Play-In Tournament game in front of their home fans. To maintain their aspirations, they must continue their five-game winning streak.

Tonight presents an opportunity to solidify their 10th-seed status by defeating the team nipping at their heels, the Houston Rockets. 

The Warriors have dominated their matchups against the Rockets this season, extending their winning streak in head-to-head clashes to 12 games.

Additionally, they have triumphed in six consecutive games at the Toyota Center and are 4-1 against the spread during their winning streak. Since February 1, the Warriors are 9-3 ATS when they're a favorite of five points or less, winning eight of those games by 10+ points. Back Golden State to cruise to a 5+ point victory tonight.

Over 224.5 Total Points (-160)

Houston's chances of catching Golden State in the standings are slim, and this Rockets team could doze off tonight defensively. Houston has allowed 113+ points to their opponents in seven of their last 10 games, and the total has gone Over in eight of their previous 10 contests.

This young Rockets team had a good run during their 11-game winning streak, but it was likely too little too late.

Both teams didn't play on Wednesday, so there shouldn't be any players with tired legs. While the Warriors have played well defensively during their five-game winning streak, they faced the Spurs (22nd in scoring), Hornets (29th), Magic (25th) and Heat (26th).

The Warriors give up 115.6 PPG (17th in the NBA), so they're no juggernaut defensively, and I expect both teams to score 110-115+ points tonight.

Steph Curry Over 24.5 Points (-170)

In both meetings this season, the Rockets struggled to contain Stephen Curry, who boasts an average of 26.4 points while shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc. Houston's recent defensive woes, allowing opponents to shoot 41.3 percent from deep in the last three games, are likely to be exploited tonight. 

Finally, Curry had 32 points in the teams' most recent meeting in November and has scored 30+ in five of the last six games between the Rockets and Golden State. Expect the Warriors superstar to score 26 points or more tonight.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets odds

Golden State Warriors 

-170 ML

Houston Rockets

+145 ML

Spread

Golden State -4.0

Total Points

O/U 228.0 

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets player props

Player Points

Stephen Curry (Warriors)

O/U 26.5

Jalen Green (Rockets) 

O/U 26.5

Fred VanVleet (Rockets) 

O/U 17.5

Klay Thompson (Warriors)

O/U 16.5

Jabari Smith Jr (Rockets) 

O/U 15.5

Andrew Wiggins  (Warriors)

O/U 14.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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