Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 11/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
The Houston Rockets will compete against the Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center on Sunday.
The Warriors faced the Suns and took a loss by a score of 130-119 in their last contest. Golden State finished the game having earned a 45.7% FG percentage (42 of 92) and knocked down 18 of their 42 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Warriors made 17 of 17 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 30 assists in this contest while creating 15 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of defending, Golden State allowed 51.2% from the field on 44 of 86 shooting. Phoenix distributed 33 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Moreover, Phoenix snagged 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Phoenix finished the contest at 84.0% from the free throw line by converting 21 of their 25 tries. They also knocked down 21 out of their 40 attempts from long range. In regard to personal fouls, the Warriors walked away with 23 and the Suns finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
Stephen Curry is someone who was a contributor for the contest. Curry ended up shooting 60.7% from the field and also dished out 6 assists. He was on the court for 36 mins and grabbed 9 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 50 points on 17 of 28 shooting.
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Golden State heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-9 for the campaign. They are averaging 117.5 pts per contest (4th in the league) on 47.8% from the field. The Warriors are hitting 37.7% on shots from distance (233 of 618) and 82.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 41.4 boards per game and has racked up 435 dimes for the campaign, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 16.5 times per game and as a team they commit 23.3 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Warriors are forcing 15.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are 24th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 403 conceded for the campaign. The Warriors defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.3% (626 of 1,352) and they concede 45.1 boards per contest as a unit. They concede 36.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 29th in the league in PPG from their opponents (118.3).
The last time they took the court, the Rockets went home victorious with a score of 101-92 against the Mavericks. The Rockets were able to corral 47 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 56 for this contest. They turned the ball over 20 times, while earning 1 steal in this game. The Mavericks committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to bury 21 of those for a rate of 87.5%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Houston made 10 of their 22 tries (45.5%). When the game finished, the Rockets finished the game shooting 35 for 75 from the field which had them shooting 46.7%. The Rockets allowed the Mavericks to bury 31 out of 102 attempts from the field which had them shooting 30.4% in this game. They wrapped up this game 21.8% from distance by connecting on 12 of 55 and ended up going 18 out of 19 from the free throw line (94.7%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Houston allowed Dallas to get 38 overall (13 offensive).
Usman Garuba ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for this game. He knocked down 5 of 5 for the game for a rate of 100.0%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Garuba had 12 points in his 22 minutes of playing time and totaled 3 assists in the matchup.
Houston has a mark of 3-12 this year. When it comes to offense, the Rockets are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in basketball. Houston has accounted for 1,636 points for the year (109.1 per contest) and they average 45.7 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 21.7 times per game (26th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 17.9 times per game. The Rockets are committing 21.2 personal fouls per game and they shoot 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Houston defense surrenders 34.6% on three-point shots (188 of 543) and their opposition makes 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They allow 26.4 dimes and 43.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 22nd and 14th in basketball. The Rockets are ranked 24th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 116.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.1% from the field (27th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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