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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 2 Betting PReview

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets: Can the Rockets Bounce Back?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

Although the Houston Rockets vied to finish as the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, it seems that that home field advantage didn’t come to much help in Game 1. In fact, the 13-point deficit Golden State handed the Rockets makes it seem like the Warriors have this NBA basketball betting series in the bag. So in Game 2 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets series, James Harden & Co. will need a solid rebound. What kind of sports parlay odds are they facing at home?

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Wednesday, May 16th    

Series: Game 2 || Warriors Lead 1-0

When: 9:00 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) 224½ (-110) +105
Rockets        -1½ (-110) 224½ (-110) -125
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Golden State Warriors

Game 1 set the precedent for this series and the Warriors will be looking to reaffirm it this evening. Kevin Durant was the Warriors most explosive player in the first game of this series. Durant would go on to finish the night with 37-points, 1 assist and 3 rebounds. Secondly in points for the Warriors was Klay Thompson, who delivered 28 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Undoubtedly, Golden State has a flurry of players willing to carry the load in Game 2.

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (28.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.6 apg), Stephen Curry (23.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.4 apg), and Klay Thompson (21.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Houston Rockets

The Rockets were one of this season’s biggest surprises, seeing as how they won the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. However, that home field advantage was not enough to beat Golden State in Game 1. Moreover, James Harden’s 41-point night was not enough to hand the Warriors a loss either. Ultimately, there’s not much else for Houston to try. Home court is supposed to give you an edge over a rival, but it wasn’t enough to put a cork in Golden State’s diverse offense. And you can’t honestly ask more from your star than a 41-point performance.

Players to Watch: James Harden (29.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 7.4 apg), Chris Paul (21.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 6.1 apg), and Clint Capela (14.2 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Golden State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Houston
  • Golden State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks

So which team should online sportsbook bettors favor in this Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets matchup? Most bettors will consider this one a toss-up but it’s probably better to side with Golden State. The Warriors looked great in Game 1 and should be able to look even better this evening. Sign up today to make this NBA prediction!

Score Prediction: 114-110 Golden State. The Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the series.

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