On Tuesday night, the NBA's opening night tips off with a doubleheader of games. In the first game, the battle between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers picks up where it left off with new personnel. In the nightcap game, the defending champs step on the court to take on one of their top contenders. The Golden State Warriors will host the Houston Rockets in what should provide an interesting early look at a possible playoff matchup. Here's the latest Rockets vs. Warriors game preview including odds to win, points total, TV time, channel, and live streaming options.

NBA game preview

The Houston Rockets are reloaded and looking towards a successful 2017-18 NBA season. With James Harden as the main star, the team was able to pull off an offseason trade to bring All-Star guard Chris Paul to the roster. Patrick Beverly is now on the Clippers, but Paul will share the backcourt responsibilities with Harden. The two stars will hope their alliance in Houston can bring the team closer to competing with the top overall team, Golden State.

The reigning champion Golden State Warriors did very little to change their title-winning roster and for good reason. They'll bring back their "Big Four" superteam core consisting of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thomspon.

The team signed Nick Young as a free agent but for the most part believes in the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." This team is still considered the team to beat as the latest season gets underway and that's the case in tonight's home game.

In ESPN's report, the Golden State Warriors were listed as nine-point home favorites on the point spread.

On the moneyline, the Warriors are -450 favorites, while the underdog Rockets were +350. For the over/under total, 228.5 points for the complete game was the latest speculative number at sportsbooks.

How to watch it live

Tuesday night's Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Live televised coverage of this NBA game is part of TNT's doubleheader. Cable and satellite subscribers with TNT as part of their channel lineup can log into the TNTDrama website or WatchTNT compatible apps.

Additionally, SlingTV is another option to watch tonight's game via live stream feed. The channel streaming service includes TNT as part of the Sling Orange channel package. Customers can try out the service for a one-week free trial offer via the Sling website. A monthly subscription is available for a low price along with various add-on channel packages.