Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+8.5)
Chase Center is the venue where and the Golden State Warriors (24-27) will play the Houston Rockets (14-37) on Saturday. Golden State opens this matchup as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 228.
The Houston Rockets faced the Dallas Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 102-93 in their last contest. Houston walked away from the contest having earned a 43.2% FG percentage (38 out of 88) and converted 17 of their 44 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets buried 9 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 56.3%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 49 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 21 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defending, Houston allowed 37.9% from the floor on 33 of 87 shooting. Dallas earned 16 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Dallas snagged 46 boards (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Dallas finished shooting 77.3% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of 22 attempts. They also buried 10 out of their 39 shots from 3-point land.
John Wall is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He left the arena with 31 points on 12 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 34:03 minutes and collected 3 rebounds. Wall ended up shooting 52.2% from the field and also distributed 7 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Rockets was Christian Wood. He pulled down 10 rebounds in his 36:50 min on the hardwood. He went 47.1% from the field for this contest by hitting 8-of-17 (22 points). Overall, Wood earned 1 assist.
Houston heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 14-37 on the year. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a team, Houston is pulling in 42.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,162 dimes for the campaign, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing. The Rockets are shooting 33.6% on shots from distance (689 of 2,052) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 107.7 pts per contest (24th in the league) while connecting on 43.9% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Rockets have forced 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They surrender 37.3% on shots from distance while they are 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (113.8). The Rockets are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.8% (767 of 1,009) and they relinquish 48.1 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,253 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the Golden State Warriors went home victorious with a score of 122-121 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Warriors were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this game. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. The Bucks committed 13 fouls for this game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 88.2%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Golden State converted 15 of their 40 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors went 46 out of 96 from the field which had them shooting 47.9%. The Warriors allowed the Bucks to bury 44 out of their 86 attempts from the field which had them at 51.2% in this matchup. They went 43.8% from beyond the perimeter via 14 out of 32 and finished the game at 19 of 22 from the free throw line (86.4%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Golden State permitted Milwaukee to get 40 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors in the game. He converted 14 of 21 for this game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and earned 6 rebounds. Curry earned 41 points in his 37:47 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Golden State was Kelly Oubre Jr.. He finished with 1 assist in his 37:06 minutes played, and he put in 6 out of 14 from the floor. Oubre finished going 42.9% from the field while also contributing 19 points and 6 total rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 24-27 for the season. Golden State has totaled 5,714 pts so far this season (112.0 per contest) and they snag 42.6 rebounds per game. The Warriors are committing 21.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Warriors are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the league. They are earning an assist 27.3 times per game (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per game. The Warriors on defense are ranked 24th in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.1. They give up 24.1 dimes and 48.0 boards every game, ranking them 9th and 29th in the league. The Golden State defense surrenders 37.1% on three-point shots (656 of 1,770) and their opponents are making 78.2% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 15.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (8th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+8.5)
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