An exciting NBA game is set for Friday night over national television as the Houston Rockets are hitting the road to face the Golden St Warriors from pro basketball action scheduled for December 13th. The Rockets and Warriors will get started from Golden St at 10:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Golden St Warriors favored by -3 ½ points with a total lined at 210 ½ points. Those who play on Golden St on the money line will lay -150 odds with the return on the Houston Rockets at +140 odds on the money line.
This is the second meeting of the season between the Rockets and Warriors. Last Friday the teams met in Houston and the Rockets pounded Golden St by the score of 105-83 as a -5 point favorite. The Rockets size and length gave the Warriors trouble. Golden St shot just 35.5% from the floor in the loss. There are two key pieces missing from Golden St from last years team. Their backup point guard Jarrett Jack was lost in free agency. Jack was an energy gut who was smart with the basketball and was effective leading the second unit. Jarrett Jack was so effective in a backup role the Warriors often used him in critical points late in the game. Also the injury to Andre Iguodala has impacted this Warriors team. Golden St suffers defensively as Iguodala gave the Warriors great wing defense and is a key ingredient to the Warriors success. This matchup is where Iguodala will be missed. He would have been able to help David Lee down low on Dwight Howard. Don’t be too worried about a back to back here for Houston. The team has plenty of depth with Francisco Garcia, Jeremy Lin and Omri Casspi off the bench. Houston did not match up well with the Traiblazers size and length and the Warriors don’t have that feature. The Rockets have the size and length advantage in this game and look for them to cover this number against the Warriors in this spot. Look for Howard to work the inside outside game against the Warriors.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Friday we will play on the Houston Rockets +3 ½ points at the sportsbooks.