Warriors vs Rockets NBA Playoffs Game 2 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Warriors vs Rockets NBA Playoffs Game 2 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on April 30, 2019

The Houston Rockets take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal series on Tuesday, April 30. Will the Warriors go up 2 games to 0? Or, will the Rockets manage a victory in Oracle Arena? Check out NBA Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and free pick for Warriors-Rockets Game 2!

Warriors vs Rockets NBA Playoffs Game 2 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Why Houston Rockets are a good bet at +5 ½?

The Rockets felt like the referees stole Game 1. Although it’s difficult to adhere to Houston’s gripe because they shot more free throws than Golden State did, the Rockets do have a big chance on the moneyline tonight.

Houston only shot 41.9% form the field in Game 1. They average 44.9% from the field. The Rockets only shot 29.8% from three. They average 35.6% from three. If Houston just hits their shooting averages, they’ll be in a great position to win on Tuesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 113.9
  • Field Goal %: 44.9
  • 3-Point %: 35.6
  • Free Throw %: 79.1
  • Rebounds/G: 42.1
Defense:
  • Points/G: 109.1
  • Field Goal %: 46.6
  • 3-Point %: 34.0
  • Free Throw %: 76.8
  • Rebounds/G: 45.4

Why Golden State Warriors are a good bet at -5 ½?

Golden State played very well in Game 1, but there’s still room for improvement. The Warriors had 20 turnovers in Game 1. So, even though they shot a fantastic 50.7% from the field, they failed to win by more than 4 points.

If Golden State can cut down on the turnovers on Tuesday night, they should be in a really good position to not only win Game 2, but to also cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 117.7
  • Field Goal %: 49.1
  • 3-Point %: 38.5
  • Free Throw %: 80.1
  • Rebounds/G: 46.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 111.2
  • Field Goal %: 44.4
  • 3-Point %: 34.7
  • Free Throw %: 77.3
  • Rebounds/G: 44.3

NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Warriors vs Rockets

  • Rockets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
  • Rockets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win
  • Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings
  • Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games versus a team with a winning % above .600
  • Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference semifinal games

Warriors vs Rockets Game 2 Final Analysis

Turnovers was almost the key in Game 1. It most definitely could be the key in Game 2. The Rockets should probably stop worrying so much about the referees and start concentrating on a couple of areas.

Although the Warriors had more turnovers than they did, Houston still turned the ball over 14 times. That’s not good enough versus a team that shoots over 50% from the field against you. The Rockets must protect the ball better.

If they do that, they’ll have a shot to upset the Warriors straight up because Houston will shoot better, especially from three, on April 30. The Rockets are the play on the moneyline.

NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Rockets moneyline