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2019 NBA Playoffs – Round 2
(2-2) Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors (2-2)
Date: Wednesday May 8
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Houston +205 / Golden State -245
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 219
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Houston got the best of Golden State in the middle of the game and held on at the end to win, 112–108.
James Harden scored thirty-eight points and Eric Gordon had twenty. PJ Tucker scored seventeen with ten rebounds and continued to play stellar defense on whomever he finds himself matched up with on that end of the floor.
Austin Rivers an Iman Shumpert played fifty-four minutes off the bench but the Rockets aren’t getting much else from any other reserves. The Warriors are pretty much playing seven, too, with the death lineup along with Kevon Looney and Shaun Livingston.
So now we have a best of three: two in Golden State and one in Houston. The first four games have been decided by four, six, five, and four again.
The best sign for Houston is that it has the momentum with consecutive wins and it seems like the Warriors have adapted the Rockets’ style of play. There’s less ball movement and passing on the Warriors’ offensive end of the floor and more isolation.
Golden State Warriors
But as much as Golden State hasn’t looked great moving the ball and generating team play offensively, it has held tough and battled, especially in the two road losses.
It looks like one road win in this series will be enough but there’s also the strong chance the home team wins out from here and the Warriors advance.
Kevin Durant and Steph Curry both had decent looks in the final ten seconds on game-tying three-pointers. Curry had thirty points in his finest game of the series. If he’s moving a little better on the ankle, it should be the difference in the series.
Ultimately, the Warriors still have the best player on the floor (Durant), the home court advantage, and Curry looming as potentially the second-best on the floor. The Warriors are still strong favorites here and should be. It just goes to show how far ahead of the competition they were when they were at full strength. These three games will be a grind, though.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
- HOU are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- HOU are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 Wed. games.
- Over is 7-1 in GS last 8 Wed. games.
- Under is 11-5 in GS last 16 home games.
- GS are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 home games.
- Under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings.
- HOU are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction: Golden State goes up 3–2.
I think the oddsmakers just about it it pinned at this point.
4* Free NBA Playoff Betting Pick: Under 219.
There isn’t much of an angle to play this one. I like the Warriors but I’m not laying the points. I’ll just watch and enjoy.
NBA Free Game 5 Score Prediction: Houston 104 – Golden State 109
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