Wednesday NBA betting: Rockets/Warriors showdown

Incredibly rare for a team in the Steve Kerr era to sweep the Golden State Warriors in a regular-season series – much less a sweep of four games as no one has done that. It’s what the Houston Rockets, on an NBA-high nine-game winning streak overall, can do Wednesday night at home in the game of the night around the NBA and nationally televised by ESPN.

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The Rockets have won by six points (without James Harden) and one point (in overtime) in Oakland this season and took the meeting in Houston way back on November 15, 107-86, behind 27 points from Harden. Golden State was without Steph Curry. That was the teams’ first meeting since last season’s Western Conference Finals. It would surprise no one if they met again there later this year, although Houston might end up on the side of the bracket where it may have to face the Warriors in the conference semifinals.

Kevin Durant left Sunday’s shocking upset loss to Phoenix with an ankle injury, and has been ruled out for Golden State for Wednesday night. The Warriors are 2-5 against the spread in the past seven meetings between the teams. Houston opened as a 2-point favorite.

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