Rockets Getting Greedy This Online NBA Betting Postseason
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Tuesday’s online NBA betting action brought some pretty predictable results. The Celtics once again triumphed over the Washington Wizards, and the Golden State Warriors were able to lay a sizable beating into the Utah Jazz. Those results were nothing out of the ordinary, and most people betting on basketball at the sportsbook Wednesday night will be expecting predictable action once more.
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Wednesday’s action will pit the Toronto Raptors against the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier on in the night, followed by a contest between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs. Cleveland will likely due to the same thing to Toronto that Golden State did to the Jazz, so online NBA betting fans might be more inclined to tune into the contest between the Rockets and the Spurs.
Game 2 – Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs – Wednesday, May 3rd
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Center
Series: Rockets Lead 1-0
Betting Odds NBA:
Houston Rockets +5 (-110) 215 (-110) +195
San Antonio Spurs -5 (-110) 215 (-110) -235
The Rockets delivered a highly successful season that was a vast turnaround from the record the team had posted the previous year. Overall, the team finished with a 55-27 record that led to a 2nd place finish in the Southwest Division and a 3rd place finish in the Western Conference. The Rockets have been playoff contenders for the last 5 years running.
The Rockets opened up this year’s postseason by facing off against Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite Westbrook’s best efforts and endless triple-doubles, the Thunder was not able to muster a big enough effort to get past the Rockets. In the end, Houston took the series 4 games to 1.
In the first game of their series against the Spurs, the Rockets were able to come away with a win 126-99. Beating a playoff team by nearly 30 points is a sure sign that things are going swell. Surprisingly enough, it was Trevor Ariza who led Houston in points, not the Beard as one would expect. Ariza finished the night with 23 points, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are in the playoffs every year and 2017 is no exception. San Antonio finished the regular season with a 61-21 record that led to a 1st place finish in the Southwest Division and a 2nd place finish in the Western Conference.
The Spurs opened up this year’s playoffs by facing the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies didn’t exactly roll over, but San Antonio had little difficulty advancing past Memphis 4-2. Nevertheless, it seems that the Spurs have their hands full against the Rockets.
In Game 1, the Spurs were led in points by Kawhi Leonard thanks to his 21 point, 11 rebound, 6 assist performance. No other player for the Spurs put up more than 12 points.