Warriors vs. Rockets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Offenses Shine Inside the Chase Center)

Larry Rupp
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/Jed Jacobsohn

Warriors vs. Rockets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Chase Center -- San Francisco, California
  • Coverage: NBCS-BA and SportsNet SW

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with eight more games, including a battle between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. The Rockets rank last in the Western Conference with a 13-45 record, while the Warriors check in 10th with a 29-30 record. This one lines up as a mismatch.

Houston enters on a seven-game losing streak that includes a 133-96 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 15. Meanwhile, Golden State has now dropped four of its last five games thanks to a 124-111 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Which team will bounce back on Friday night?

Warriors vs. Rockets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: GSW: (-520) | HOU: (+400)
  • Spread: GSW: -10.5 (-110) | HOU: +10.5 (-110)
  • Total: 231.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Warriors enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 231.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Warriors vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Warriors -10 - - 235.5 -110 -110 -460 360

Warriors vs. Rockets Betting Trends

  • The Warriors have covered the spread 26 times in 58 games with a set spread.
  • The Rockets have an against the spread record of 6-9 in their 15 games as an underdog of 10 points or more this season.
  • Games involving the Warriors have hit the over 34 times out of 56 chances this season.
  • Rockets games this season have hit the over on 27 of 56 set point totals (48.2%).
  • Golden State has covered the spread in a higher percentage of its home games than road games. It has covered 17 times in 29 opportunities at home, and it has covered nine times in 29 opportunities in road games.
  • Houston has been better against the spread at home (12-14-1) than on the road (9-18-2) this season.

Warriors vs. Rockets Prediction & Pick

The Warriors are grasping onto the final play-in spot in the Western Conference right now, but they remain only 2.0 games back of the No. 6 seed. There is an opportunity for them to make up ground, even without Stephen Curry healthy. Beating a spiraling Rockets team should be a easy first step.

Houston is scoring an average of 110.7 points and allowing an average of 127.6 points during its seven-game losing streak. Not only that, but the Rockets own the second-worst average scoring margin on the road in the NBA (-11.8). They are getting blown out in one away loss after another.

Golden State has won each of its last eight games against Houston, so trust the Warriors here.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 127 | Rockets: 118

Warriors vs. Rockets Best Bet

Neither one of these teams has been great at covering the spread as of late, which makes shifting gears to the point total a logical move. The Warriors play at the fastest pace in the NBA and average the seventh-most field goals attempted per game (90.4). The Rockets will be forced to play catch-up.

Keep in mind Golden State and Houston rank among the bottom five teams in terms of points allowed per game, too. The total has hit the over in six of the Warriors' last eight games overall and in five of their last seven games as a favorite. The over has also cashed in five of Houston's last seven games.

Bet: Over 231.5 Points (-110)

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