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Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Game 2’s Enticing Betting Action

Posted by: Mike Davis
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

Tuesday’s NBA sports betting action offers a couple of postseason matchups to wager on. First up will the Eastern conference contest between the Bucks and Celtics followed by a Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors pairing. The Rockets looked great in their opening series versus the Jazz but were unable to get the upset in Game 1. Nevertheless, Houston still put forth a respectable effort. The Warriors on the other hand, opened the series on a win and will be vying to go undefeated at home tonight. So what kind of matchup can sportsbook fans expect?

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors – Tuesday, April 30th     

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

Online NBA Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rockets +5½ (-110) 220½ (-110) +200
Warriors -5½ (-110) 220½ (-110) -240
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Houston Rockets          

James Harden - Houston Rockets vs. Golden State WarriorsThe Rockets were unable to upset Golden State on the road in Game 1. However, the 104-100 finish makes it perfectly clear that Houston is capable of beating the Warriors on the road. With this in mind, can we count on James Harden & Co. tying the series up tonight? Seeing as how Houston is 5-5 in their last 10 games against Golden State, there’s really no telling how this contest will pan out. Tonight’s odds are pretty certain that the Rockets will come out on the losing end of things here. All in all this makes taking Houston as an underdog an appealing bet to make. After all, Houston was inches away from upsetting Golden State in Game 1.

Players to Watch: James Harden (29.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 7.7 apg), Chris Paul (17.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.0 apg), and Eric Gordon (17.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Golden State Warriors   

Kevin Durant - Houston Rockets vs. Golden State WarriorsThe Warriors enter tonight’s action riding a 2 game winning streak, ready to build on their postseason success. Although some NBA sports betting pundits were doubting Golden State in their opening series against the Clippers, the Warriors were nevertheless able to get the job done handily. Now the Warriors look to finish the Rockets’ season once again. Undoubtedly the Warriors path to victory here lies in running the score board up, seeing as how they finished 2nd in scoring in the NBA. The Rockets on the other hand, finished 11th in points earned per game.

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (35.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.0 apg), Stephen Curry (23.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 5.0 apg), and Klay Thompson (16.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Houston is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games this season.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State.
  • Houston is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
  • Golden State is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games played in April.
  • Golden State is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 9 of Golden State’s last 10 games against Houston.

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors matchup? All in all, taking the Warriors at home is your safest bet to make. However, the money line is a bit tilted so taking Houston to cover the spread will net you more value. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 114-111 Golden State.