Two of the top teams in the NBA will do battle on Saturday night on ABC, as the Golden State Warriors visit the Houston Rockets in NBA games betting odds action. The Warriors have the top record in the league, while the Rockets have the third-best mark. Both teams feature marquee scorers, as the Warriors have Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, while the Rockets have James Harden. Let’s look at what should be a high scoring game and NBA picks.
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets
Date and Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: (Click Here)
Warriors vs. Rockets TV Coverage: ABC
Golden State has turned into road warriors, as they have won their last 14 away from home. That is the third-longest road winning streak in NBA history. The Warriors are just two road wins away from tying the Lakers record of 16 that was set during the 1971-72 season. “I just like how attentive we are on the road,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “We get home and tend to lose focus and lose intensity. I think the road brings out that appropriate fear that we talk about.”
Stephen Curry said that he loves to play on the road. “Winning on the road is great; you see opposing arenas empty out pretty quick,” Curry said. “It’s just 15 guys on the roster and the coaching staff. That’s what it’s all about.”
Golden State didn’t play that well for three quarters against Chicago on Wednesday and they still won. The Warriors had a great third quarter, as they outscored the Bulls 32-12. Golden State wasn’t that focused for much of the game against Chicago and yet they still pulled out the win. Focus won’t be an issue on Saturday as the Warriors go against Harden and the Rockets.
Golden State is 12-12 against the NBA games betting odds on the road, with 13 going over and 11 going under. They are scoring about 116 points per game and giving up about 107 per contest.
Houston got Harden back into the lineup on Thursday, but they won’t have Trevor Ariza or Gerald Green for this game as both players are suspended. Houston is second in the league in scoring at 115 points per game, but they are giving up 107 points per contest. Houston was just 8-12-1 vs. the NBA games betting odds in their first 21 home games, with 14 going over and 7 going under.
Golden State has taken 7 of the last 10 meetings in this series, including 127-114 in Houston earlier this month. The Warriors have dominated the Rockets in Houston, winning 8 of the last 10 and going 8-2 against the spread, with six of the ten going under the total at the sportsbook.
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Games Betting Odds Picks
Can you see either of these teams playing any defense on Saturday night in a prime time game on ABC? This should be a shootout with both teams scoring a ton of points, so I will go over the total in this contest.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Over the Total
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Warriors 133, Rockets 129