NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 12, 2013

NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors (30-21) have won their last game before the All-Star break in each of the last nine consecutive seasons, which is important to consider when making your NBA against-the-spread picks Tuesday night, as they prepare to host the Houston Rockets (28-25) at Oracle Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Warriors are 4.5-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 221 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Houston Rockets

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    The Houston Rockets have alternated wins and losses over their last four games, as they attempt to bounce back from a disappointing 117-111 setback to the Sacramento Kings as 6.5-point road favorites Sunday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Rockets are 4-4 straight up and against the spread when tipping off as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points this season.

Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors dropped all four games of their most recent road trip, including a 140-109 blowout loss to the Houston Rockets as 2.5-point underdogs a week ago.

    Sports bettors will find that the Warriors are 4-1 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points this season, while the UNDER is 3-2 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Golden State Warriors as one of their sports betting picks Tuesday night, as the home team has covered the number in eight of the last 10 meetings in this series.

    NBA Pick: Golden State Warriors -4.5 

     

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