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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks for Game 6

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks

Friday’s NBA basketball betting action offers but one postseason matchup. However, it’s a pretty enticing one as it brings us Game 6 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets series. The Warriors are coming off a much needed 104-99 home win that snapped Houston’s two game winning streak. Although Kevin Durant got a little banged up in their match, the Warriors were still able to pull through in the end. But will the sportsbook odds favor the banged up Warriors this Friday night?

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Friday, May 10th     

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

NBA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Warriors +7½ (-110) 214 (-110) +265
Rockets -7½ (-110) 214 (-110) -325
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Golden State Warriors          

Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets The news is out and the Warriors will have to close out this series without the aid of Kevin Durant. Durant had been the Warriors leading point scorer in the postseason so far, so his absence is a pretty big loss for Golden State. However, at the end of the day, Golden State still has a heap of superstars to turn to. Nevertheless, it’ll be up to the Warriors roster to step up and fill that void. For example, Durant exited Game 5 during the 3rd. And despite that loss, the Warriors were still able to hang on for a 104-99 win to take a 3-2 lead in this series. To make up for Durant’s contribution, Golden State will likely turn to their backcourt. Game 5 saw Klay Thompson deliver his bets performance of the series, nailing 27 points off of 11-20 shooting. Additionally, Curry came alive down the stretch to finish with 25 and secure Golden State’s win.

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (34.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.9 apg), Stephen Curry (23.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 5.2 apg), and Klay Thompson (17.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.6 apg).

Houston Rockets   

James Harden - Golden State Warriors vs. Houston RocketsThe Rockets have no choice but to take advantage of their home court this Friday night. With Durant sidelined, Houston is an unquestionable favorite at home. Since Houston is 12-0 in their last 12 home games, it’s clear they’re a near unstoppable force at the Toyota Center. However, a little more contribution out of Chris Paul this evening wouldn’t hurt the Rockets. In Game 5, Paul only delivered 11 points off of 3-14 shooting. Additionally, Paul would deliver a pitiful 0-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

Players to Watch: James Harden (31.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 6.8 apg), Eric Gordon (18.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Chris Paul (16.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.4 apg).

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Golden State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference
  • Golden State is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Houston.
  • Houston is 12-0 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home.
  • Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets matchup?All things considered, taking Houston at home is probably the safest bet to make tonight. However, those underdog odds out on Golden State are too alluring to pass up. Sign up today to make your NBA playoff betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 129-125 Houston.