Rockets-Warriors Betting Guide: Can Anyone Stop James Harden Right Now?

Jan 03, 2019 05:05 PM EST

Photo credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: James Harden

Betting odds: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors

  • Spread: Warriors -8
  • Over/Under: 224.5
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TNT

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James Harden is a walking flame right now, setting NBA records left and right. He’ll be without both Chris Paul and Eric Gordon tonight against the defending champion Warriors in Oracle Arena.

Can he cover the big spread? Our analysts discuss that and tonight’s total.

Betting Trends to Know

Did you know? On Monday, Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in a win over the Grizzlies. It was Harden’s fourth straight 40-point game. Harden set an NBA record with eight straight games with at least 35 points and five assists.

This is just the seventh regular season game under Mike D’Antoni that the Rockets have been listed as underdogs of six or more points.

In the previous six games, Houston went 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS. Three of the games were on the road in Oakland against the Warriors; the Rockets won two outright. — John Ewing

The Rockets are rolling. They’ve won 10 of their past 11 games overall, including five consecutive straight-up and against-the-spread wins.

Under Steve Kerr, the Warriors have faced a team at Oracle Arena on at least a three-game straight-up winning streak 27 total times. Golden State is 22-5 (81.5%) against-the-spread in those situations, covering by 5.9 PPG.

The Warriors are 16-3 (84.2%) ATS when their opponent covered the spread in its previous game. — Evan Abrams

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