In Game 5 of the best of 7 NBA playoffs odds series at Oracle Arena in Northern California, the Houston Rockets will take on the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors won the first two games of the series, before Houston picked up a Game 3 win. Golden State bounced back, despite losing Steph Curry with a game 4 win. The Houston Rockets snuck in as the 8th seed in the Western Conference, with just a 41-41 record. Houston finished just a single game ahead of the Utah Jazz in the West. For the Golden State Warriors, they were able to win 73 regular season games in just 82 games. The Warriors won the Western Conference by 6 games over the Spurs.
How To Bet on the Rockets vs. Warriors Game 5 Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet the Rockets
The Houston Rockets will be playing for their postseason lives in this game. Unfortunately for the Rockets, they are playing in one of the worst places in all of basketball to be playing. The Rockets after scoring 106 points per game during the regular season have scored just 95 per game in the postseason. James Harden is one of the top scorers in all of the NBA, but has not found trusty teammates to assist him offensively. The Rockets won just 41 games this season after winning 55 per season over the past two years. Houston’s point guard Patrick Beverly is questionable for this game.
Why Bet the Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are looking to close the door on this series, and prepare for the winner of the Clippers and Trail Blazers series. Golden State lost just two games at home this season. The Warriors scored 115 points per game, but will be without their Most Valuable Player, Steph Curry. Golden State will turn to Shaun Livingston as the starting point guard once again, and Klay Thompson as the top scorer. The Warriors are also the top assist per game team in the league, with 28.9 per game.
Expert Score & Prediction
The Golden State Warriors may be without Steph Curry, but the Warriors are going to get this series taken care of. The Rockets needed to win Game 4 at home, if they wanted any chance to steal this series. While this game may be competitive, without Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors are going to take care of business. The Warriors will not blow the Rockets out, but will win the game. The bet for this game on Wednesday night is the Houston Rockets +9.5 over the Golden State Warriors, but the Rockets season comes to an end.
The final score prediction: Warriors 101 – Rockets 93.