Last year the Houston Rockets came within a game of upsetting the Golden State Warriors to win the Western Conference title. Following a much tougher than expected NBA betting online series against the Clippers in the first round the Warriors look increasingly vulnerable. While Golden State won the series in six games, they blew two matchups at home. Which makes gamblers believe that the Rockets may have enough to spring the upset. Houston has spent an entire year dreaming of a rematch shot at the two-time defending NBA champions. But be careful for what you wish for?
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Game 2
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Rockets||+5½ (-110)||219½ (-110)||+195|
|Warriors||-5½ (-110)||219½ (-110)||-235|
Rockets vs. Warriors TV Coverage: TNT
After this second game at Golden State games three and four will take place at Toyota Center in Houston. If necessary, games five and seven would be at Golden State with game six at Houston.
At the onset of the regular season Golden State came off as a team that was bored and simply putting in time until the playoffs. And that mentality was reflected in their betting value. To show the Warriors covered only 35 out of 82 games vs. the line. Against the Clippers in the first round Golden State paid in three out of the six matchups. In the same way Houston was also inconsistent versus the odds in the regular season with a record of 40-42. Against Utah in the first round the Rockets paid in three out of five.
So far in the playoffs Houston’s NBA Scoring champion James Harden has averaged 27.8 points per game. Center Clint Capela has been disappointing in post season with only 10.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per outing. Decidedly Kevin Durant has been lighting up the playoffs for Golden State with 35 points per game. Stephen Curry has added 24.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per tilt.
Warriors and Rockets vs. the Odds
Late on the Rockets have shown good NBA betting online value as road dogs. Houston has gotten the money in five of their last six getting points away from home. And five of those six as road pups went under the total. By contrast the Warriors have shown better than expected value as a home chalk. Golden State cashed in the winning ticket in four of their last seven laying points at ORACLE Arena. Three of their last five in that role have gone over the total.
Head to Head vs. Spread
Late on Houston has been a profitable online wagering value getting points at Golden State. In their last eight games at ORACLE Arena as pups the Rockets have lost only twice against the spread. Four of the last five between these teams at Golden State have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Houston is a live NBA betting online dog. Harden brings the element of the upset and a backdoor cover if not. In like manner the Warriors defense remains frustratingly inconsistent.
Warriors vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Picks
As was previously noted Houston has shown the ability to get the cash at Golden State.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Houston Rockets
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rockets 111, Warriors 110
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