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NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 21, 2016

NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

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    The Houston Rockets have averaged 128 points in winning their first two meetings against the Golden State Warriors this season, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Friday night, with the two teams set to meet at Oracle Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Rockets are 2.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 223.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way. 

Houston Rockets

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    The Houston Rockets are 13-20 on the road this season. That record includes a 4-14 mark versus Western Conference opponents.

    Sports bettors will find that the Rockets are 3-3-1 against the spread as road underdogs of three points or less, while the OVER is 4-3 in that situation.

Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors have won back-to-back games, including an 87-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings as 11-point home favorites on Wednesday night.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Warriors are 11-9 against the spread as home favorites of three points or less, while the UNDER is 13-7 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Houston Rockets as one of their NBA picks on Friday night, as the Houston Rockets are 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 games versus teams with a winning record.

    NBA Pick: Houston Rockets +2.5

     

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