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The Houston Rockets (13-45) will be squaring off with the Golden State Warriors (29-30) on Friday at Chase Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Rockets vs. Warriors odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Rockets were unable to cover as 10-point road underdogs in their 133-96 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last Wednesday. Houston is amidst a 7-game losing streak.

The Warriors lost 124-111 to the Los Angeles Lakers as 6-point road underdogs Thursday. Golden State has gone 4-6 in its last 10 games.

The Rockets and the Warriors will be facing each other for the 3rd time this season Friday. The spread and Over/Under was split in the first 2 meetings while Golden State won both games.

Rockets at Warriors odds:

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:05 a.m. ET.

Moneyline (ML) : Rockets +400 (bet $100 to win $400) | Warriors -500 (bet $500 to win $100)

Against the spread (ATS) : Rockets +10.5 (-115) | Warriors -10.5 (-105)

Over/Under (O/U) : 231.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

Rockets at Warriors key injuries:


G Jalen Green (groin) out

G Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) out


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For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Rockets at Warriors picks and predictions


Warriors 123, Rockets 110



The Warriors should be able to secure the victory at home, but betting them straight up isn’t worth the risk at the current odds (-500).

Against the spread

BET WARRIORS -10.5 (-105).

The Rockets are in full tank mode with Green and Porter sidelined. Houston is also 10-20 ATS on the road and Golden State is 17-11-1 ATS at home this season.


Even with Green and Porter out for the Rockets, the Warriors should have F Klay Thompson on the back-to-back, making the OVER 231.5 (-108) an enticing bet. Golden State plays at the fastest pace in the league, and Houston has the 3rd-worst defensive rating in the NBA.

The Rockets are 4-1 to the Over in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record, and the Warriors have hit the Over in 5 of their last 6 games following an ATS loss.

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