The Golden State Warriors have dropped two games straight and will visit the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Rockets are far from the playoff picture but pulled off an upset victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game thanks to a 50-point double-double from Kevin Porter Jr. The home side will look to win a second straight game against a Dubs team that’s still in the playoff hunt. Here are the best betting options for the matchup on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pick ATS: Rockets -8
The Warriors are the better team by a mile when healthy, but Kelly Oubre (wrist) and Draymond Green (back) are questionable. Steph Curry can only carry an offense so much, and Houston has enough offensive weapons to keep up with him. Porter is fresh off the best game of his career, and Houston will have a major advantage in the post if the piping hot Kelly Olynyk and Christian Wood face off against Juan Toscano-Anderson and Kevon Looney. Olynyk has scored more than 20 points in four straight games, and Wood has eclipsed that mark in his last three outings. It could take a ceiling game from Andrew Wiggins to stop Houston from covering the spread easily. I’d pivot to the favorite if Oubre and Green play, though.
Player Prop: Kevin Porter Jr. O2.5 three-pointers made (+100)
Porter isn’t a sharpshooter by any means, but he did shoot 9-for-15 from deep in his last game. Expecting the second-year guard to get the same volume for the second game in a row is a reach, but he has made three or more triples three times in the four games he’s played since John Wall was shut down for the year. Houston is handing over the keys to KPJ, and his recent hot streak suggests that he’s ready to finish the year on a high note.
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