Golden State vs Houston NBA Playoffs Game 3 Free Pick

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on April 20, 2016 in

In the final game of the night on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Houston Rockets in game 3 of the NBA Playoffs. This game will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. Golden State has dominated this series so far and is up 2-0 on the Rockets already. Steph Curry sat out in game two but it appears his ankle isn’t terrible — he is questionable for this game. Golden State finished the regular season with a record breaking 73-9 record while Houston was just 41-41 on the season. The pro hoops odds over at have the Warriors as -5.5 favorites on the road.

How To Bet on the Warriors vs. Rockets NBA Playoff Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Thursday, April 21, 9:30 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Radio: Warriors and Rockets
Stream Option: NBAonTNT
NBA Odds: Warriors -5.5

Why Bet the Warriors

There are many reasons why betting on the Warriors is a good idea. First, they are the better team — by a lot. They were 34-7 on the road this year and have the experience to not let road games phase them. They have beat Houston 9 out of the last 10 games and have covered the spread in 5 of the last 6. This line seems adjusted due to the chance that Steph Curry may not play. But if Curry is good to go, the Warriors should steam roll the uninspired Rockets.

Why Bet the Rockets

As we mentioned above, the Rockets finished the regular season 41-41 and in the first two games of this series — have looked uninspired. James Harden has the capability to take over a basketball game, but he needs to step his game up. If Steph Curry does not play, the Rockets chances of winning and covering significantly increases. Houston is a better team at home with a 23-18 record in Houston. Watch the status of Curry carefully, betting on the Rockets only makes sense if he sits.

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Expert Score & Prediction

This should be a high paced game with a lot of scoring potential. Golden State can really shoot the ball and Houston likes to get out and run. Golden State took care of business all year with a 47-35 ATS record while Houston was 37-47 ATS. I’m really concerned at how bad Harden, Howard and Company have looked so far in this series. It’s not something a “home court” can fix. The bet for this game is Golden State -5.5 and the final score will be Warriors 115 and Houston 98.