Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Game 3 Betting Odds, Analysis and predictions

NBA Betting Online: Warriors Want Initiative at Home vs. Rockets in Game 3

May 17, 2018 NBA Basketball

Houston rose to the occasion on Wednesday night.  After a poor game one loss to Golden State the Rockets rebounded.  They scored an impressive 127-105 NBA betting online payout against the Warriors.  The Western Conference Finals are now even at 1-1.  But now the series shifts to ORACLE Arena.  And the Warriors figure to kick into overdrive in front of their home fans.  Now the question is if the Rockets can steal one of the next two matchups.  As top seed in the West it’s likely they can.  But Golden State has the undeniable deeper lineup.

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Game 3  

Date and Time: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern

Location:  ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

Team Spread Total
Rockets +7 (-110) 226 (-110)
Warriors -7 (-110) 226 (-110)
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Rockets vs. Warriors TV Coverage: TNT

Series so Far

This best of seven series is tied at 1-1.  Games three and four are at Golden State.  Game five will be at Houston.  If necessary game six will be at Golden State.  A seventh game would be on the Rockets home court.  In game two James Harden and Eric Gordon each had 27 points.  PJ Tucker added 22.  Harden and Clint Capela added 10 rebounds each.  For Golden State Kevin Durant had 38 points.  Stephen Curry added 16.

James Harden

James Harden had a phenomenal season for the Rockets.  He led the NBA in scoring with 30 points per game.  So far in post season Harden has maintained his offensive prowess.  He is averaging 29 points per outing this spring.  He has also added five rebounds and seven assists per tilt.  Fellow guard Chris Paul is averaging 21 points per contest.  And center Clint Capela has contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds per matchup.

Kevin Durant and Co.

Kevin Durant is powering Golden State with 30 points per game this post season.  Stephen Curry is at 22 points per outing.  Klay Thompson continues to quietly contribute with 21 per tilt.  Draymond Green is the Warriors top rebounder with 11 per matchup.  Green has also averaged nine assists per playoff game.  Such depth is a major NBA betting online advantage.

Team vs. Team Stats

So far in post season Houston has covered seven out of 12.  The Warriors have split their 12 playoff games at 6-6.  The Rockets and Warriors have been the two highest scoring teams in the NBA playoffs.  Houston is averaging 110.7 points per game.   Golden State is right behind at 110.6.  Defensively the Rockets rank third with 102.1 points allowed per outing.  Golden State is sixth at 104.1 points per tilt permitted.

Team vs. Team Odds

Houston has covered just six out of their 18 matchups against the Warriors.  Eight of the last 12 between these teams went under the total.  At ORACLE Arena the Rockets have paid in just five of their last 13 visits.  Six of the last 10 in this series at Golden State went under the sportsbook total.

Matchup to Watch

Although Golden State hasn’t been a great value at home they should be prime here.  The Warriors boast two NBA betting online marquee men.  Durant and Curry are the most dynamic combination in the Association.  Add Thompson and depth is the matchup difference.

Rockets vs. Warriors NBA games Betting Odds Picks

Golden State should cover an impressive game three performance at home.

NBA Betting Online Pick:  Golden State Warriors

NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Warriors 120, Rockets 109