Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 2/24/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+9)
The Houston Rockets are en route to Chase Center on Friday where they will meet the Golden State Warriors. Houston opens this game as 9-point dogs. The betting total is set at 234.
The Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 133-96 in their last game. Houston wrapped up the game having earned a 33.7% field goal percentage (30 of 89) and converted 10 of their 37 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Rockets knocked down 26 of 38 tries for a percentage of 68.4%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about defending, Houston allowed the other team to go 48.3% from the field on 42 out of 87 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 21 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Moreover, Oklahoma City collected 49 rebounds (10 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Oklahoma City finished shooting 85.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 40 of 47 attempts. They also buried 9 out of their 34 shots from long range. In reference to fouls, the Rockets ended up walking away with 33 while the Thunder finished the game with 21 fouls.
Jalen Green is someone who was a contributor in the game. He finished with 14 points on 3 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 16 mins and totaled 2 boards. Green finished the game at 30.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists.
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Houston heads into this one with a mark of 13-45 for the season. They average 109.8 points per outing (29th in basketball) while connecting on 45.1% from the field. The Rockets are shooting 32.6% on three-point shots (629 of 1,929) and 75.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Houston is pulling down 46.6 boards per game and has totaled 1,299 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Rockets are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.3 fouls. They give up 36.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 25th in the league in points per game allowed (118.2). The Rockets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.7% (2,447 of 5,133) and they concede 41.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 16th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,492 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Warriors took a loss by a score of 134-124 when they played the Clippers. When discussing rebounds, Golden State allowed Los Angeles to get 36 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 47.2% from 3-point land by going 17 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 22 at the free throw line (86.4%). The Warriors allowed the Clippers to convert 49 of 92 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.3% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Warriors finished shooting 45 for 83 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.2%. When talking about three-point attempts, Golden State made 15 of their 34 attempts (44.1%). They were able to bury 19 of the free throws for a rate of 70.4%. The Clippers had 22 fouls in the game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 2 steals for the matchup. The Warriors corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the contest.
Jordan Poole was important for the Warriors in this contest. Poole tallied 28 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and earned 6 dimes for this game. He made 10 of 20 in this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 29-29 so far this year. The Warriors commit 22.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 78.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 29.9 times per contest (1st in the league) and they turn it over 16.4 times per game. Golden State has scored 6,880 pts this season (118.6 per game) and they average 43.7 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Warriors are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which is 12th in the league.
The Golden State defense allows 36.3% from downtown (745 of 2,050) and opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.6 assists and 43.8 rebounds every game, which is 16th and 19th in basketball. The Warriors are ranked 27th in the league in points allowed per contest with 118.5. They are able to force 14.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (15th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+9)
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