Warriors @ Rockets: Harden, Rockets host Curry, Warriors on Wednesday night
Warriors @ Rockets NBA odds spreads and predictions
The Golden State Warriors will travel to Houston to take on the Rockets on Wednesday night.
The Warriors will look to rebound after a loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
In that game, Klay Thompson finished with a team-high 28 points to go along with five assists, five rebounds and three steals for Golden State in the 115-111 loss to the Suns.
Kevin Durant added 25 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals, and Steph Curry contributed 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three steals for the Warriors.
Devin Booker led Phoenix with 37 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in the victory.
When is it? Wednesday March 13th
What time is tip off? 9:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Toyota Center
Which channel is it on? ESPN
The Houston Rockets, on the other hand, are on a nine-game winning streak.
The run began back on Feb. 24 in a road win over the Warriors. Their latest victory came on Monday night.
James Harden finished with 28 points, six rebounds and 10 assists for the Rockets in a 118-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Eric Gordon added 22 points, Clint Capela contributed 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the Rockets in the win.
Warriors @ Rockets Spread
The Houston Rockets are giving the Warriors 2.5 points in this basketball game.
I believe James Harden and the Rockets will make it 10 victories in a row on Wednesday night when the Warriors come to town.
The Rockets have depth, point guard Chris Paul is healthy, and it seems as if everything is trending in the right direction for Houston heading into the playoffs.
I believe the Rockets will complete the season-sweep of Golden State, and I believe these two squads will once again meet in the playoffs when the stakes will be even higher.
Warriors @ Rockets Over/Under
The over/under in this matchup is set at 230 total points.
My final score prediction: Houston Rockets 123, Golden State Warriors 120.
Roll with the over in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
The Rockets will host the Golden State Warriors as they seek a sweep of the four-game season series of the NBA champions.
With a victory, the Rockets would close to within three games in the loss column of the Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference.
Houston is 31-11 since a week into December, and reigning NBA MVP James Harden has been a huge reason for their success. During his stretch of 32 straight games of 30-points or more, Harden averaged 41.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists, and during the win streak, he has averages of 34 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists.
Golden State, on the other hand, started on a 13-2 run prior to the All-Star break, but they are just 4-5 since with two big losses against three teams with sub-.500 records (Miami, Orlando, and Phoenix).
This matchup between arguably the two best teams in the Western Conference will be a sign of things to come for the remainder of the regular season, heading into the playoffs.