The Warriors are up against the Rockets for their final game in January. Head coach Steve Kerr and his squad are coming from a 110-106 victory against the Nets. This game also presents an opportunity to stretch their winning streak to six games and a chance to get some road momentum going. Meanwhile, the Rockets look to bounce back and avoid picking up their fourth-consecutive loss. This is their last regular-season game against the Dubs and the side will try to secure a win to get the squad’s confidence up.
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Warriors vs. Rockets Game Information
GAME DAY pic.twitter.com/u5CqYaop6z— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 31, 2022
- When: Monday, January 31, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 95.7 THE GAME (Warriors) / SportsTalk 790 (Rockets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Warriors (-10.5) / Rockets (+10.5)
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Warriors maintain their impressive stats on offense. The team averages 110.2 points (12th) per game on 46.5% shooting (eighth). They are making shots from all areas of the court and are hitting 75.9% of their two-point attempts (second) and 35.8% (ninth) of their shots from downtown. More than that, Steve Kerr makes sure that they maintain consistent ball movement. The Dubs have the second-best assists per game number this season with 27.6 per game.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are arguably the best team in the league right now in terms of defense. They limit opponents to 102.1 points (first) per game and 42.5% shooting (first). The team also has the best shooting defense right now, holding opponents to 49.6% two-point shooting (first) and 32.6% three-point shooting (first) per game. Furthermore, the Dubs collect 54.7 rebounds per game and are currently the third-best record in the 2021-22 NBA Season.
Golden State will continue to miss Draymond Green’s services because of a back injury. If Otto Porter Jr. stays out due to injury management, we expect Jonathan Kuminga to cover for the two forwards on Monday night.
Why Bet on the Houston Rockets?
The other end of the spectrum shows a struggling Rockets squad. However, Houston gave the Warriors a run for their money recently, losing to Golden State by just a couple of points last week. If they can hold the Dubs on the road, we look forward to Houston putting on pressure with a roaring Texas crowd on their side.
The Rockets average 108.3 points (18th) per game on 45.1% shooting (20th). They have solid two-point shooting numbers at 53.9% (eighth) in 49 games played. Their short-range attempts should help the team keep the scoreline close. As a team, they average 49.0 points in the paint and is the fifth-best record in the NBA this season.
Defensively, the Rockets have to step up their game if they want to keep the Dubs from pulling away. The hosts have one of the lowest opponent points averages at 116.8 points (30th) per game. Meanwhile, their 34.9% opponent three-point shooting (16th) percentage should help relieve some of the stress. Rebounding also looks positive for the Rockets as they average 53.0 boards (17th) per game.
Starting Kevin Porter Jr. will miss the game after being placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Armoni Brooks is expected to fill the starting role while Porter Jr. recovers.
Warriors vs. Rockets Betting Trends
- The Warriors are 1-4 in their last ten regular-season road games (1-4 ATS).
- The Warriors are 3-2 in their last five road games against the Rockets (3-2 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in six of the Warriors’ last ten regular-season road games against the Rockets.
- The Rockets are 2-3 in their last five regular-season games (3-2 ATS).
- The Rockets are 0-5 in their last five games against the Warriors (1-4 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in five of the Rockets’ last ten games against the Warriors.
Warriors vs. Rockets Expert Betting Prediction
This is a battle between the worst and beast teams in the Western Conference. It might seem like a David vs. Goliath clash, but we expect the Rockets to make things interesting along the way. They pulled off impressive wins along the way, including a five-point victory against the Jazz in their most recent win. There’s no doubt that the side can cover the spread in this one. With home-court advantage, the Rockets also have a shot at keeping things close enough to pressure the Dubs. On the other hand, the Warriors are eager to keep their strong winning streak going as they hit the road for the first time in seven games.
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