After suffering a humbling loss against LeBron James and the LA Lakers on Monday night, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will look to bounce back when they hit the road to take on the reeling Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
The Dubs are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, one game behind Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference. Houston is mired in a free-fall of epic proportions that has them in 14th place in the 15-team Western Conference.
Are the Warriors a lock to win and cash in whatever the NBA sportsbook betting spread is? Could the Rockets potentially pull off the upset? Let’s get to our expert NBA betting analysis and predictions right now so you can make your bets against their NBA odds.
NBA Betting Picks – Warriors Look To Rebound Against Reeling Rockets
Golden State Warriors (20-20) Vs Houston Rockets (11-26) Match Info
- When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
- TV: AT&T Sportsnet – South, NBC Sports Bay Area
- Radio: KBME/KTRH/S: KLAT, 95.7 The Game
Curry, Warriors Look To Rebound From Humbling Loss
Golden State got completely humbled by falling to the Lakers 127-98 on Monday night. Steph Curry scored a team-high 27 points with four 3-pointers and became the Warriors’ franchise assists leader a day after his 33rd birthday.
“We’ve got to get sick of just getting blown out because that’s embarrassing,” Curry said. “We have to have some pride about how we’re playing. You can lose games, that’s going to happen. But not like that.”
Golden State had its four-game home winning streak snapped one day after upsetting league-leading Utah 131-119. The Warriors average 113.2 points per game (13th) while allowing 113.9 points per contest defensively (23rd). The Dubs have gone a dismal 7-13 on the road this season.
“They got 68 points in the paint. That’s unheard of,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Reeling Rockets In Complete Free-Fall
Houston has lost a mind-boggling 16 straight games coming into this affair including an embarrassing 134-107 blowout home loss against Boston on Sunday. The losing streak is the second-longest in franchise history behind a 17-game skid in 1968. Rookie Kenyon Martin Jr. had a season-high 21 points, but Danuel House missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee… Eric Gordon sat out for the second game in a row with a strained groin and John Wall missed his third straight game with a bruised left knee. The Rockets are ranked 25th in scoring (107.2 ppg) and 22nd in points allowed (113.8 ppg). Houston has gone an uninspiring 5-11 at home this season.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Houston has won two of the last three meetings in this rivalry, the Warriors are the pick to get it done on Wednesday night. Golden State got embarrassed by the Lakers and Steph Curry was none too pleased. Golden State might be 1-5 ATS over its last six games, but Houston is 1-8 ATS over its last nine.
The Rockets are completely dysfunctional while Golden State is still led by Curry, Draymond Green and Steve Kerr. Simply put, I like the Dubs to bounce back with a vengeance.
Pick: Golden State 120 Houston 110
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