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Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Western Conference Finals Betting

Posted by: Charlie Smith

The Western Conference Finals kicks off this Monday night, giving NBA sports betting plenty of action to bet on this week. It’s no surprise to see the Golden State Warriors. Likewise, it’s not that shocking to see the Rockets making the Western Conference Finals. What kind of matchup will Monday’s parlay payout odds predict for Game 1 of this postseason series?

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Monday, May 14th   

Series: Game 1

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

Online Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Warriors +1 (-110) 223½ (-110) EV
Rockets -1 (-110) 223½ (-110) -120
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Golden State Warriors

It was somewhat surprising to see the Warriors fail to seize the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Now, with the start of the Western Conference Finals, we’ll get to see if that No. 1 seed pays off for Houston. Surprisingly, the Warriors are pegged as the betting underdog on the road in Game 1 of this matchup. However, the Warriors enter this matchup riding a 2-game winning streak and will be looking to build on that momentum. All of Golden State’s stars are hitting their stride and should deliver eye-catching performance this evening. Do the Rockets have the talent to compete with the star power Golden State brings into this evening’s matchup?

Players to Watch: Kevin Durant (28.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 5.0 apg), Stephen Curry (24.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.5 apg), and Klay Thompson (21.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Houston Rockets

Looking back on the Rockets season, it’s clear that the addition of Chris Paul paid off for the Rockets. Last season, the Rockets were eliminated in the conference semifinals. And although the conference finals have yet to take off, Houston is already much better off than they were last season. As for tonight’s matchup, Golden State went 1-2 versus Houston on the year. Considering that they’ll be playing at home this evening, there are plenty of reasons to pick Houston over Golden State. One of which is the 3-game winning streak the Rockets ride into this evening’s matchup.

Players to Watch: James Harden (28.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 7.4 apg), Chris Paul (21.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.4 apg), and Clint Capela (14.4 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 1.6 apg).

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Golden State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks

So which team should sportsbook bettors take in Game 1 of this Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets series? No doubt this is a tough game to call. Taking the Rockets at home seems like a solid option, but taking the Warriors straight up can deliver a bigger payout. Sign up today to make your bets on Game 1!

Score Prediction: 114-112 Houston. The Rockets take the lead in the series at home.

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