Tuesday night Houston defied the strong home court trends of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. The Rockets earned a stunning game four win at Golden State to even the series. This was after getting blown out at Golden State in game three. Most gamblers were caught napping as a result. Home court has been a phenomenal NBA betting online advantage this spring. Good teams have become great on their home floors. But now the Rockets have proven the road team can prevail. Now there is a new question for game five. Will the tables turn on Houston’s home court Thursday?
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 5
Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Warriors||PK (-110)||220 (-110)|
|Rockets||PK (-110)||220 (-110)|
Warriors vs. Rockets TV Coverage: TNT
Series so Far
Houston scored a 95-92 NBA betting online road payout on Tuesday. Golden State was bet up to an eight point overlay. Under the total paid by a 40 point margin. Defense proved key for the Rockets. Although Golden State got solid production from their two stars that was it. Secondary scoring was missing for the Warriors. Houston’s James Harden led all scorers with 30 points. Fellow Rockets guard Chris Paul added 27. Forward PJ powered to 16 rebounds. Center Clint Capela added 13 more boards. It was an impressive team performance. But can it be maintained?
Two Wins per Team
This Western Conference Finals series is now tied at two wins per team. Game six will be at Golden State. If game seven is necessary it will be back at Toyota Center in Houston. The winner of this series moves on to the NBA Finals against the Eastern Conference champions. Which will be the winner of the series between Boston and Cleveland. A fourth consecutive NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland is still likely. Many fans are hoping for change.
Team vs. Team
Houston has covered the spread in eight of their 14 playoff games so far. Eight of those 14 games went under the total. Golden State has split their 14 post season tilts vs. the line. Just five of those games cleared the sportsbook total. In their last seven home games the Rockets have paid four times. Three of their last four soared over the number. The Warriors have failed to pay in three of their last five away games. Four of their last five road matchups went under the total.
Stats to Consider
Golden State has gotten the cash in just three of their last eight against Houston. Four of the last five between these teams went under the number. But at Toyota Center the Warriors have covered seven of their last ten. Six of the last eight in this series at Houston went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Credit to Houston for a strong game four result. But the NBA betting online physics still favor Golden State. They have the extra super star in Kevin Durant. Add in Stephen Curry and you get two marquee men. Klay Thompson is the quality forgotten third man for the Warriors. Long term it’s likely too much.
Rockets vs. Warriors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Golden State should rebound with a strong game five rebound win.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Golden State Warriors
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Warriors 110, Rockets 107