| Regular Season | Game 43 | Road Game 20
|How To Watch
Friday, January 20th, 2017
|Toyota Center - Houston, TX
|5:00 P.M. (PST)|
|ESPN | CSN Bay Area| 95.7 The Game | WatchESPN|
|Blog Buddy: The Dream Shake|
|Golden State -5.5
|Golden State -228||★||Houston +198|
238.5 Total Points
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets provided NBA fans with one of the more exciting games of the season in their first matchup back on December 1st. Houston defeated Golden State in a double-overtime thriller behind James Harden’s 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists.
The Dubs enter tonight’s contest as 5.5 point favorites but have gone just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games as road favorites. The Rockets are an equally bad 2-6 ATS in their last eight games at home versus the Warriors.
Golden State and Houston posses the two most potent offenses in the association today. The Rockets average 114.5 points per game and trail only the Warriors, who average a league best 117.8 ppg. While Golden State has built much success around the three-point shot, it is Houston who leads the league in both three-point field goals made and attempted.
The over/under line for Friday night’s contest is current set at 238.5 total points. According to oddshark.com, it is the highest point total for an NBA game since 2010. The total has gone under in 12 of the last 17 games played between the two teams in Houston.
Golden State will be without David West tonight, who is out with a fractured thumb. Former Berkeley standout and current Houston sharp shooter Ryan Anderson will be a game time decision, as he is battling an illness. Anderson did attend the team’s morning shootaround today ccording to Romona Shelburne of ESPN.