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(2-2) Golden State Warriors vs. (2-2) Houston Rockets
Western Conference Playoffs – Round 3 Game 4
Date: Thursday, May 24
Time: 9:00PM EST, TNT
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets +1
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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Game 4 ended in dramatic fashion, with the controversial decision from Steve Kerr and the Warriors not to call a timeout, instead putting up a contested fadeaway from Klay Thompson.
But the Warriors can’t blame their loss on one play, seeing how they put together arguably their worst quarter of the entire 2017-18 season during the fourth period.
Game 5 sees these two teams return back to Houston, with the Rockets coming out as one-point dogs despite home-court advantage.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State has been the master of third quarters all year, and that didn’t change in Game 5. Stephen Curry came out and blasted the Rockets once again in that period, but complacency seemed to kick in as the Dubs watched the Rockets make a huge comeback.
In Game 5, Golden State can’t be even a tad complacent. This Rockets team was built to compete with the Warriors, giving the Dubs zero margin for error.
Getting Curry involved earlier will be important in this one, but the truth is that we’ll probably see a lot more from Kevin Durant in the first period.
He was the one who passed up an opportunity to take the last shot in Game 4, and he’ll have vengeance on his mind.
Houston has done just about everything right in this series in terms of defending the Warriors. The team is making its No. 2 seeded opponent play a different game than they’re used to, and that’s taking players—like Curry—out of their element.
It’s also been nice to see (unless you’re a Warriors fan, of course) James Harden and Chris Paul start to exorcise their demons of postseasons past.
Even if the Rockets don’t make the Finals, those two players have boosted their legacies by making it to the Conference Finals and giving the Dubs a run for their money.
Actually making it to the next round would be icing on the cake—especially since the Western Conference Finals are widely considered the NBA’s actual Finals considering how strong of a favorite either Houston or Golden State would be.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-1 in HOU last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Under is 14-6 in HOU last 20 home games.
- Under is 35-17 in HOU last 52 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
- GS are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
As long as Golden State comes out and avoids getting complacent at any time in this contest, the team should find victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Golden State ATS
Note that Klay Thompson is probable to play, while Andre Iguodala is still questionable.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State Warriors 119 – Houston Rockets 113
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