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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 3’s Betting Odds & Picks

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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Odds

The Houston Rockets managed to save their necks by stealing a win in Game 3 of their Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets NBA basketball betting series. The Warriors got off to a hot start here, picking up Games 1 and 2. Although Golden State won Game 2 decisively, Houston was able to bounce back in Game 3 126-121. With the series staying in Houston this Monday night, which side should players learning how to bet on sports take? Let’s take a look at the odds to see what the bookmakers have to say about it.

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Monday, May 6th     

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

NBA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Warriors +1½ (-110) 221 (-110) +103
Rockets -1½ (-110) 221 (-110) -123
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Golden State Warriors          

Kevin Durant - Golden State Warriors vs. Houston RocketsThe Warriors enter tonight’s matchup as a slight NBA basketball betting underdog on the road. Seeing as how Golden State is 5-5 in their last 10 matchups against Houston, it makes perfect sense for tonight’s odds to call such an even game. Damian Jones is listed as out for tonight’s matchup, giving Houston the only clean bill of health for tonight’s matchup. And with Curry still dealing with the aftermath of his dislocated finger and strained ankle, the Rockets undoubtedly have the advantage tonight. Although tonight’s matchup is on the road, Golden State shouldn’t have too hard of a time showing up. After all, the Warriors were 30-15 on the road this past season. But will that be enough to overcome their current setbacks?

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (35.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.0 apg), Stephen Curry (22.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.9 apg), and Klay Thompson (17.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Houston Rockets   

James Harden - Golden State Warriors vs. Houston RocketsThe Rockets are tonight’s favorite and have a lot to prove at home. Needless to say, a loss at home would essentially hand the series to Golden State. At the end of the day the Warrior are too strong and Houston cannot afford to give them that sort of advantage. Ultimately the Rockets’ road to victory this Monday night lies in outshooting Golden State. Both teams have been extremely effective seeing as how Golden State’s field goal percentage is sitting at 46.74% for the series while Houston is at 45.90%.

Players to Watch: James Harden (30.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.0 apg), Eric Gordon (18.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Chris Paul (17.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.4 apg).

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Golden State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
  • Golden State are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State.
  • Houston are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • Houston are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games this season.

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets matchup? All things considered, Houston is looking like the better pick here. They’re coming off a win and should have enough momentum to handle the banged up Warriors. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 132-126 Houston.