The Houston Rockets (6-5) will take on the Golden State Warriors (6-8) on Monday at Chase Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Rockets vs. Warriors odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: Warriors lead 1-0.
The Rockets are on a 2nd-leg of a back-to-back after covering as 6-point road underdogs in a 105-104 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday as the Under 221.5 hit. Houston will finish a 3-game West Coast road trip on Monday, with the Rockets losing to both Los Angeles teams in their last 2 contests.
The Warriors were defeated 130-123 by the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime on Saturday, falling short of covering as 2-point home favorites, and the Over of 237.5 easily cleared. Golden State is currently on a 6-game losing streak after starting the season with a 6-2 record.
Rockets at Warriors odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Monday at 1:38 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Rockets +225 (bet $100 to win $225) | Warriors -275 (bet $275 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Rockets +6.5 (-105) | Warriors -6.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 219.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Rockets at Warriors key injuries
- F Draymond Green (suspension) out
- G Gary Payton II (foot) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Rockets at Warriors picks and predictions
Warriors 112, Rockets 107
While the Warriors are favored to secure the win at home, I’ll PASS on their moneyline in this contest. Taking any team at -275 odds to win straight up isn’t worth the risk.
ROCKETS +6.5 (-105) is the play in this matchup as the Warriors have been out of sorts in recent games. C Alperen Sengun should have success down low with the lack of size Golden State possesses, and the Warriors lack consistent scoring outside of G Stephen Curry.
The Rockets are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall, while the Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10.
UNDER 219.5 (-105) is the lean as the Rockets play at the 2nd-slowest pace in the NBA. Even though it’s a pace-up game for Houston, it is also 4th in defensive rating.
The Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall. The Rockets have also gone Under in each of their last 5 games overall.