Warriors vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks Free 11/20
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- Nov 20, 2023, 9:10:46 PM
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The Houston Rockets, fresh from a narrow loss against the Lakers, take on the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center. With a +7.5 points spread, the Rockets aim to bounce back and make a statement on the road.
Despite a recent road loss, the Rockets have showcased their potential with a 6-5 record. Alperen Sengun continues to lead the charge, providing both scoring and rebounding prowess.
Player Spotlight: Alperen Sengun
Alperen Sengun's impressive averages of 20.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game highlight his impact on both ends of the floor. The Rockets will heavily rely on his contributions against the Warriors.
Tari Eason is set to miss the game, while Amen Thompson and Victor Oladipo are game-time decisions. The Rockets need their key players at their best to cover the +7.5 points spread.
Despite a couple of recent losses, the Rockets have shown resilience. Their victory against the Denver Nuggets proves their ability to compete with elite teams, making them a formidable opponent for the struggling Warriors.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors, currently on a home losing streak, are looking to find their rhythm. Led by the prolific Stephen Curry, they face a Rockets team that is hungry for redemption.
Player Spotlight: Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry, averaging an impressive 30.3 points per game, remains the focal point of the Warriors' offense. His ability to create scoring opportunities will be crucial against the Rockets' defense.
The absence of Gary Payton II adds to the Warriors' challenges. They must overcome the setback and regroup to secure a much-needed win on their home court.
The Warriors have faced tough competition, and their overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder emphasizes the need for a stronger defensive effort. They aim to break their losing streak against the Rockets.
With the Warriors favored with a -7.5 points spread, the Rockets, driven by Sengun's excellence, have the potential to keep the game close. Considering the Warriors' recent struggles and the Rockets' ability to compete, they are well-positioned to cover the +7.5 points spread. Houston are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games while Golden State are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games and 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Pick: Rockets +7.5