The Golden State Warriors travel to Houston to take on the Rockets in Game 6 on Friday, May 10. The Rockets must win two games to upset the Warriors and advance to the Western Conference Finals. Does Houston have what it takes to force a Game 7? Check out NBA Playoff betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Rockets-Warriors Game 6!
Warriors vs Rockets NBA Playoffs Game 6 Odds, Preview & Prediction
- When: Friday, May 10 at 9:00pm ET
- Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
- TV: TNT
- Radio: Golden State / Houston
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Rockets -7
- Over/Under Total Odds: 212 ½
Why Golden State Warriors are a good bet at +7?
Although Golden State lost Kevin Durant during Game 5, they managed to pull out a 104-99 win. The fact that the Warriors won without Durant means they’re capable of at least pushing the Rockets for a win against the spread on Friday night.
But, Golden State doesn’t need Durant to beat the Houston Rockets. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson should all step it up on May 10. If they do, the Warriors could be a in a position to win Game 6 outright.
- Points/G: 117.7
- Field Goal %: 49.1
- 3-Point %: 38.5
- Free Throw %: 80.1
- Rebounds/G: 46.2
- Points/G: 111.2
- Field Goal %: 44.4
- 3-Point %: 34.7
- Free Throw %: 77.3
- Rebounds/G: 44.3
Why Houston Rockets are a good bet at -7?
Houston failed to beat Golden State in Game 5. The Rockets covered the spread, though. In fact, Houston has covered in the last 3 games in this series. In the previous two games at the Toyota Center, the Rockets played great.
They beat Golden State 126-121 in overtime in Game 3. In Game 4, the Rockets beat the Warriors 112-108 as a -1 favorite. Houston should be ready to win Game 6 on Friday. They also have a great shot of covering the spread because they’re hot ATS.
- Points/G: 113.9
- Field Goal %: 44.9
- 3-Point %: 35.6
- Free Throw %: 79.1
- Rebounds/G: 42.1
- Points/G: 109.1
- Field Goal %: 46.6
- 3-Point %: 34
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 445.4
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Warriors vs Rockets
- Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Conference Semifinals games
- Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games
- Rockets are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 home games
- Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games
Rockets vs Warriors Game 6 Final Analysis
Golden State picked it up in Game 5. After Durant went down, the rest of the Warriors took it on their shoulders to carry the load. Although winning without Durant should give the Warriors confidence heading into Game 6, a key stats point to Houston winning and covering the spread.
Klay Thompson shot 50% from the three-point line in Game 5. He made 5-of-10. It’s hard to see Thompson repeating that on Friday night. Also, Steph Curry scored 25 points, but he was only 9-of-23 from the field and 3-of-11 from behind the arc.
Curry’s shooting slump should continue while Thompson figures to cool down. The Rockets win and cover.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Rockets -7