The Houston Rockets look to get back on track when they visit Golden State on Saturday. The Rockets (33-25) are 9-8 since mid-January and have fallen nine games behind the Warriors (42-16) in the conference standings and into fifth place. Just three games separate fifth through ninth in the Western half of the NBA playoff bracket. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET from Oracle Arena, and Houston is 21-17 against conference opponents. The Warriors are nine-point favorites in the latest Rockets vs. Warriors odds, up one from the opener, while the over-under for total points scored is 234. You’ll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying about the game.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, is crushing its NBA picks this season. It entered Week 19 of the 2018-19 NBA season with a sterling 217-164 record on all top-rated picks, returning more than $4,000 to anybody following them.
And it has been particularly red-hot on its A-rated NBA picks against the spread, entering Week 19 on a blistering 44-30 run. Anybody who has followed it is way up.Now the model has dialed in on Warriors vs. Rockets. We can tell you it is leaning under, but it’s also generated a pick against the spread that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. That one is available exclusively at SportsLine.