Warriors vs. Rockets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 3 (Dubs, Rockets Set Off Fireworks in the Bay Area)

Devon Platana
Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Jeff Chiu
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Warriors vs. Rockets Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Chase Center -- San Francisco, California
  • Coverage: NBCS-BA and SportsNet SW

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a slate of seven matchups, including a Western Conference battle between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. The beginning of the campaign was slow, but the Warriors have looked like themselves lately, winning for the sixth time in their last eight outings with a 119-111 effort against the Chicago Bulls on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Rockets rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 122-121 win over the Phoenix Suns yesterday. Despite trailing by as many as 16 points, Houston fought back hard for the victory, led by a team-high 30 points from Jalen Green.

Warriors vs. Rockets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: GS: (-400) | HOU: (+315)
  • Spread: GS: -9.5 (-110) | HOU: +9.5 (-110)
  • Total: 232 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Warriors enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 232 points, which is among the highest of Saturday's projected totals.

Warriors vs. Rockets Betting Trends

  • The Warriors went 41-37-4 ATS last season.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 10 points or greater, the Rockets went 15-12-2 last season.
  • Last season, 34 Warriors games hit the over.
  • Out of 82 Rockets games last season, 44 hit the over.

Warriors vs. Rockets Prediction & Pick

The Warriors and Rockets previously met three weeks ago, resulting in a 127-120 win for Golden State. The victory marked the Warriors' seventh in a row against Stephen Silas' team and there's little reason to believe that tonight's result will be any different.

One of the NBA's worst teams, the Rockets are tied for the third-worst scoring margin on the road (minus-8.6). Meanwhile, the Warriors are plus-10.7 at home (No. 4) and haven't lost at Chase Center since the second game of the season, winning eight straight in their own arena since then.

Considering how the Rockets also have an NBA-worst 17.5% turnovers per possession rate on the road, things could get ugly if that carelessness continues. The Warriors will make the opposition pay for their mistakes tonight to extend their dominance at home.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 129 | Rockets: 117

Warriors vs. Rockets Best Bet

If you're looking for a game featuring a lot of points, this is the matchup for you. The Warriors and Rockets own two of the worst scoring defenses, giving up 117.0 (No. 26) and 116.8 (No. 25) points per game, respectively. The total has also gone over in four of Houston's last six games, as well as in four of Golden State's last five.

After the two sides combined for 247 points last month, I see another high-scoring affair incoming. Back the over on tonight's total.

Bet: Over 232 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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