Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: The Golden State Warriors are expected to win the upcoming game against the Houston Rockets as per the latest prediction.


The Golden State Warriors will aim for their first away win when they meet the Houston Rockets in the upcoming clash on Sunday night. It has been a disastrous campaign for the defending champions till now. They need to improve a lot in the coming weeks to improve their position in the Western Conference. The Warriors crushed the NY Knicks with a score of 111-101 in the last fixture.

The Houston Rockets have the tough challenge to avoid another defeat when they host the Warriors at the Toyota Center Arena in the next game. The Rockets have troubled very few teams till now. In the last game, they faced a 91-99 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Key Insights

Curry and Wiggins were the top performers in the Warriors’ last win over the Knicks

The Warriors started the game on a strong note, taking a lead in the opening minutes. They hardly gave any chance of a comeback to the Knicks. Golden State shot 45.1% from the field while restricting New York to 34.5%. They outrebounded the Knicks by 51-45. Overall, it was a complete team effort from Kerr’s men.

Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins looked in excellent touch. They added 44 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists together. Klay Thompson also gave a valuable contribution of 20 points with 3 rebounds.

The Rockets couldn’t retain their early lead and lost the last game to the Pacers.

The Houston Rockets started with a 20-points lead in the first quarter. Houston was ahead by a point with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter before an 8-0 surge by Haliburton that put the Pacers in a strong position. Indiana capitalized on the momentum and further increased the lead. A 6-2 spurt by the Rockets reduced the gap but it turned out to be too much to avoid a loss in the end.

Eric Gordon was the leading scorer for the Rockets with 24 points. He added 6 rebounds and 3 assists as well. Jalen Green played well too and finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Recent Form

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are nowhere near the last season’s performance so far. They are at 7-9 currently in the 11th position in the Western Conference. The Warriors won 4 of the last 5 matchups. They have maintained a dominating record of 7-1 in home games this season. The Warriors are yet to register a win away from home which is very shocking.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are having another disappointing campaign. They are at 3-13 currently in the 15th position in the Western Conference. Houston managed to win just 1 of the last 5 games. At home, the Rockets won 1 of the 5 matchups. The away record stands at 2-9 as of now.

Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Winning Odds

The Golden State Warriors are the clear favorites for this contest. They can expect their offense to make things difficult for the Rockets right from the start. The Rockets have got some decent defensive stats but it should not trouble the Warriors much.

The Warriors are currently on a winning streak of 6 games against the Rockets. Stephen Curry has looked brilliant in the current season. He is averaging 32.2 points per game. The Rockets, on the other hand, will hope Jalen Green performs well. Green’s current scoring average is 21.3 per game.

As per the odds via Oddspedia, the Warriors are expected to win this contest.

Betting Odds:

  • Golden State Warriors: 1.25
  • Houston Rockets: 5.15

FiveThirtyEight is also predicting a win for the Warriors as per the winning probability.

Winning Probability:

  • Golden State Warriors: 78%
  • Houston Rockets: 22%

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Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Team Stats

Golden State Warriors

  • The Golden State Warriors have been good in offensive tactics. They have played with a scoring rate of 117.1 points per game along with an average of 29.2 assists per game. They shot 47.6% from the field and 37.6 % from the 3-point line.
  • The Warriors rebounded with an average of 42.0 per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 7.0 and 3.8 respectively.

Houston Rockets

  • The Houston Rockets maintained a very low scoring rate of 107.9 points per game so far. The average number of assists per game stands at 21.3 per game. They got a success rate of 43.5% in field goals and 34.7% in 3-pointers.
  • In the defense, the Rockets played with an average of 45.9 rebounds per game along with 7.6 steals and 5.4 blocks per game as of now.

Warriors vs Rockets Head-to-Head Stats

There have been 226 regular season games between these two teams in NBA history. The Houston Rockets are ahead with 126 wins, while the Golden State Warriors won 100 games.

If we talk about the recent meetings, the Warriors have dominated as they were on the winning side in the last 6 matchups. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 31 January 2022. The Golden State Warriors won that fixture with a score of 122-108.

Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 32.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.7 | Assists Per Game: 6.6

Andrew Wiggins (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 18.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.6 | Steals Per Game: 1.2

Jordan Poole (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 15.9 | Assists Per Game: 4.5 | Steals Per Game: 1.1

Houston Rockets

Jalen Green (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 21.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.4 | Assists Per Game: 3.4

Kevin Porter Jr. (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Assists Per Game: 5.8

Participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Alperen Sengun (Center)

Points Per Game: 15.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.6 | Blocks Per Game: 1.1

Participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Warriors vs Rockets Injuries

Golden State Warriors

  • Andre Iguodala (Forward)

Houston Rockets

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (Shooting Guard)
  • Alperen Sengun (Center)
  • Bruno Fernando (Power Forward)
  • Jae’Sean Tate (Small Forward)

Warriors vs Rockets Prediction: Predicted Winner

The Golden State Warriors are looking like a much stronger side as per the current form and team strength. They are expected to dominate the Rockets in their own backyard and register their first win on a road trip. On the other hand, the Houston Rockets need strong preparation to challenge the defending champions. Improved performance would be required in both offense and defense. All the predictions and betting markets are favoring the Warriors for this fixture.

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