Warriors to Hold down West Ahead of NBA Betting PlayoffsPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
With Monday’s online NBA betting now under wrap, the Cleveland Cavaliers have now fallen out of first place in the Eastern Conference, further painting the Warriors as favorites to win it all this season. The Cavs didn’t just get beat Monday night by San Antonio; the Spurs demolished Cleveland 103-74. There’re only a handful of games before the postseason commences and right now the Cavaliers are doing all they can to hurt their chances of playoff success.
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Tuesday evening, the Golden State Warriors will have an opportunity to prove to players who bet on basketball games online that they are the rightful favorites when they face the Houston Rockets in Texas. The Rockets have been holding their own this season and are currently ranked third in the Western conference, 6 games behind second-place San Antonio.
Golden State vs. Houston – Tuesday, March 28, 2017
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: NBA TV, Local Broadcasts
Online NBA Betting Odds:
Golden State +1 ½ (-110) 234 (-110) +105
Houston -1 ½ (-110) 234 (-110) -125
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors suffered a bit of a setback when they lost Durant to injury, and their blowout loss at the hands of San Antonio a few weeks ago had the entire online NBA betting community up in arms about the NBA not properly resting their players. However, since that blowout against the Spurs, Golden State has been damn near unbeatable. They haven’t faced the toughest opposition, but they’ve won 7-straight, 6 of which they won by double-digits.
Golden State slides into this matchup sporting a 59-14 record that ranks the franchise 1st in the Pacific Division, as well as in the Western Conference. However, since San Antonio has been so impressive this season, the Spurs are 2-games behind the Warriors. Since the Celtics just passed the Cavs in the East, Golden State knows all too well they can’t afford any slip-ups as they close out the season.
With Durant still sidelined, the Warriors will turn to Steph Curry to lead them against the Rockets. Curry is averaging 24.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per contest. Curry will be looking for a little help from Klay Thompson, who is netting the Warriors 22.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.
The Rockets come into this game riding a little win-streak of their own, albeit a 4-game one. Likewise, Houston is sitting on a 51-22 record that ranks the franchise 2nd in the Southwest Division as well as 3rd in the West.
The Rockets will turn to none other than James Harden to help them deliver an online NBA betting upset against the Warriors. Harden is putting up 29.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 11.3 assists per game. Second in points for Houston is Eric Gordon, who is draining 16.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per contest.