Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 5 Betting Predictions
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
In the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Western Conference Finals, both sides have exchanged devastating blows. Heading into Game 5, things are all tied up and neither team has built up any online basketball betting advantage over the other. Despite the fact that Game 5 will be played in Houston, this matchup is the definition of a tossup. Let’s take a look at Thursday’s NBA parlay odds to see what bets we can make off of this enthralling matchup!
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Thursday, May 24th
Series: Game 5 || Series Tied 2-2
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online Basketball Betting Odds:
Golden State Warriors
Coming off a close 95-92 home loss, the Warriors need a rebound to ensure they don’t give the Rockets the upper hand in this series. Golden State has already beaten the Rockets in Houston, considering Game 1’s 119-106 results. However, there’s no denying that the momentum is in the Rockets court for this specific matchup. In Game 4, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were able to deliver dominant performances. However, the rest of the Warriors failed to show up, at least points-wise. Curry put up 28 points on the night and Durant wasn’t far behind with 27. Draymond Green did his best by snagging 14 rebounds but only put up 11 on the night. Klay Thompson had a terrible night shooting 4-13 to finish with 10 points. Unless the rest of the Warriors pick up the pace, Golden State will find themselves on the wrong side of a 3-2 postseason deficit.
Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (29.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 4.3 apg), Stephen Curry (24.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.0 apg), and Klay Thompson (19.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.1 apg).
The Rockets are coming off a great all-around performance. Notwithstanding their Game 4 dominance, there’s really no guarantee that Houston can duplicate that performance this evening. James Harden and Chris Paul obviously led the way in scoring. Harden would go on to finish with 30 on the night while Paul put up 27 himself. Eric Gordon had a decent outing as he scored 14 off the bench. With a home court to back them up, these three should be able to deliver good offensive performances. That said, what really got the job done for Houston in Game 4 was their defense. Moreover, they’ll need an equally impressive defensive performance to win this evening.
Players to Watch: James Harden (28.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 6.9 apg), Chris Paul (21.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.8 apg), and Eric Gordon (14.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.5 apg).
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks
So which side should sportsbooks players take in this Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 5 matchup? The odds make either team a great straight up option. And since this game is a tossup, it’s really up to the bettors. Since they’ll have home court advantage, it might be safer to stick with Houston. Sign up now to make this Western Conference Finals prediction!
Score Prediction: 103-100 Houston. The Rockets’ defense propels them to a home win over Golden State.