Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors 11/7/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The Houston Rockets (1-7) are en route to Chase Center on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors (7-1).
The Rockets faced off with the Suns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-111 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 21 and the Suns recorded 12 personal fouls. They also knocked down 14 of their 31 attempts from downtown. Phoenix finished 91.3% from the charity stripe by making 21 of their 23 shots. Additionally, Phoenix grabbed 33 boards (13 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Phoenix doled out 46 assists and had 29 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, Houston let their opponent shoot 47.3% from the field on 44 of 93 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rockets knocked down 24 of 28 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Houston walked away from the game having earned a 43.2% field goal percentage (38 out of 88) and made 11 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Christian Wood is a player who was a major factor in this game. Wood went 40.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. He saw the court for 37 minutes and collected 15 rebounds. He walked away with 18 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Houston heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 1-7 this season. They currently have an average of 104.6 pts per contest (22nd in basketball) while shooting 43.9% from the field. The Rockets are connecting on 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (100 of 288) and 71.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Houston is grabbing 45.1 boards per contest and has earned 179 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 27th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 20.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 21.0 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 15.9 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 13th in basketball in giving up assists with 196 conceded on the season. The Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.6% (330 of 724) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 33.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 27th in the NBA in opponents PPG (112.1).
When they last played, the Warriors took home the win by a final score of 126-85 against the Pelicans. When talking about cleaning up the glass, Golden State permitted New Orleans to collect 30 in total (11 on the offensive side). They went 25.0% from 3-point land by shooting 11 of 44 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Warriors permitted the Pelicans to make 31 of 87 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.6% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Warriors shot 47 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 52.2%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Golden State converted 20 of 50 tries (40.0%). They were able to make 12 of those for a clip of 85.7%. The Pelicans committed 18 personal fouls for the game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Warriors recorded 39 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 48 for the matchup.
Gary Payton was important for the Warriors in this matchup. Payton racked up 17 points in his 18 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in this contest. He converted 7 out of 10 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 7-1 this season. The Warriors are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 30.1 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.0 times per game. Golden State has tallied 905 points this year (113.1 per contest) and they pull in 49.6 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Warriors are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks 8th in the NBA.
The Warriors are ranked 3rd in basketball in points allowed per game with 99.4. They have forced 16.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the floor (3rd in the league). The Golden State defense concedes 29.5% on shots from distance (97 of 329) and their opposition knocks down 72.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 21.3 assists and 44.9 boards every game, which is ranked 6th and 13th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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