The Houston Rockets face the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on December 3 (Saturday).
The Warriors come into this game on the back of a very important 119-1113 victory over the Chicago Bulls in their last game. The Rockets have also picked up much-needed form, winning three of their last five. They come into this game on the back of a very surprising 122-121 victory over Western Conference leaders the Phoenix Suns. The betting odds and predictions are given below:
The Houston Rockets were very impressive against the Suns in their last game, even though Devin Booker dropped 41 on the night. Their underperforming defense was able to keep DeAndre Ayton down to just eight points while Mikal Bridges only mustered up 22 points. It was a brilliant performance by Jalen Green, who dropped 30 points in a game dominating the Suns’ backcourt which was still without Chris Paul.
Green is having a brilliant season with a very underwhelming team. He is averaging nearly 22 points, four rebounds, and four assists per match on 54.3% true shooting. He has already registered five 30+ point games this campaign.
It has been a very different dynamic for the Warriors side this season. Oftentimes in the recent past, their foundation has been built on a very strong defense, whilst obviously having a world-class offensive setup. But this season, that defense has been pretty woeful. They allow nearly 117 points per game, which ranks them in the bottom five in the league.
Their offense is as solid as ever, scoring nearly 118 points per game, which is the fourth-best tally in the entire NBA. Typical to the Steve Kerr setup, they are the best passing team in the league, leading the NBA in assists per game directly translating to their deep shooting numbers, which are still by far the best in the NBA.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Match Details
Fixture: Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors
Date & Time: Saturday, December 3, 8:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Injury Report
Neither team has any notable absentees due to injury for this team.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds & Spreads
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Starting 5s
Houston Rockets : PG Kevin Porter SG Jalen Green SF Eric Gordon PF Jabari Smith C A. Sengun
Golden State Warriors : PG Stephen Curry SG Klay Thompson SF A. Wiggins PF D. Green C Kevon Looney
Rockets vs. Warriors Betting Prediction
The Rockets side have shown some good science recently but are still no match for this world-class Warriors lineup. They have started quite poorly this season but have built up much-needed momentum and are now above .500 and, as usual, have an imperious home record at the Chase Center.
With the form that Steph Curry is currently in, no defense in the league can handle his brilliance, and definitely not this underwhelming Rockets' defense.