Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/31/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The Houston Rockets (14-34) host the Golden State Warriors (36-13) at Toyota Center on Monday.
The Warriors took the court against the Timberwolves and earned the victory with a final of 124-115 in their last contest. Golden State finished the contest with a 53.7% field goal percentage (44 out of 82) and made 21 of 36 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 15 of their 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they collected 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 31 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 44.2% from the floor on 42 of 95 shooting. Minnesota doled out 41 assists and had 22 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Minnesota snagged 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Minnesota walked away from this one shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 27 attempts. They made 10 of 44 attempts from downtown. In regard to fouls, the Warriors ended up with 23 and the Timberwolves finished the game with 9 fouls.
Stephen Curry is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. Curry shot 50.0% from the field and also earned 6 dimes. He was on the court for 38 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. He had 29 points on 10 of 20 shooting.
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Golden State steps onto the court with a record of 36-13 so far this year. They are turning it over 15.7 times per game and as a team they commit 20.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Golden State is collecting 46.5 rebounds per game and has 1,354 assists this season, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Warriors are hitting 35.9% on three-point attempts (701 of 1,950) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.2 pts per game (12th in the NBA) while going 46.6% from the field.
Defensively, the Warriors are forcing 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 fouls. They are ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,070 surrendered on the campaign. The Warriors are giving up a FG percentage of 42.5% (1,801 of 4,233) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 32.5% on shots from distance and they are 1st in the NBA in points per game allowed (101.9).
When they last played, the Rockets went home defeated by a final of 134-104 when they played the Spurs. When discussing attacking the glass, Houston allowed San Antonio to snag 38 overall (11 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 37.5% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 32 and finished the contest at 6 of 6 at the free throw line (100.0%). The Rockets allowed the Spurs to knock down 58 of 101 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 57.4% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Rockets ended up shooting 39 for 95 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Houston made 9 of their 34 attempts (26.5%). They were able to convert 17 of the free throw tries for a clip of 68.0%. The Spurs earned 13 fouls for the matchup which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Rockets collected 27 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards totaling 45 in the game.
Kenyon Martin Jr. ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets in this contest. He made 6 of 7 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 85.7%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. Martin scored 13 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for this game.
Houston has a mark of 14-34 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rockets are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 19th in the NBA. Houston has accumulated 5,196 points on the year (108.3 per contest) and they pull down 43.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 22.9 times per contest (23rd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.9 times per contest. The Rockets commit 20.0 fouls every game and they shoot 71.6% from the free throw line.
The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the NBA in PPG given up with 116.7. They are able to force 13.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (28th in basketball). The Houston defense gives up 34.7% on three-point shots (635 of 1,831) and opponents are connecting on 78.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 25.3 dimes and 45.6 boards per game, which is 24th and 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State
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