Compared to their three most recent championship seasons the Golden State Warriors have had the look of a team that can be had. Especially aggravating to gamblers has been their perpetual lack of NBA betting online value the past two seasons. Houston has spent 12 months pining for another shot at the Warriors. Last year they lost a heartbreaking seven game series to Golden State for the Western Conference championship. Houston was not a reliable betting value in their own right this year. For this purpose, they came off as a team saving up energy for this series.
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 3
Date and Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Warriors||+3½ (-110)||221½ (-110)||+145|
|Rockets||-3½ (-110)||221½ (-110)||-165|
Warriors vs. Rockets TV Coverage: ABC
Warriors Take First Two Games at Home
To begin with Golden State scored home wins of 115-109 and 104-100 to take a 2-0 series lead. Now the series shifts to Houston for games three and four. Houston believes the refs have been swallowing their whistles. In fact, James Harden was fouled by the Warriors on several three-point shots but got no calls.
Namely Harden leads the Rockets at the NBA scoring champion. The 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player and seven time All Star is averaging 29 points per game in the post season. And he has also averaged 6.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per outing. However center Clint Capela has been under par this far for Houston. Capela is averaging just 10.3 points with 9,9 rebounds per outing. The Rockets must get more scoring production out of Capela to rate a shot.
Of course, Golden State is led by two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and six time all Star Stephan Curry. Curry is averaging 23.3 points per game. Ten Time NBA All Star and former Most Valuable Player award winner Kevin Durant leads Golden State with a staggering 34.3 points per contest.
Golden State and Houston Against the Odds
Recent road games have not provided much in the way of NBA betting online value for the Warriors. Golden State has covered the number in only eight of their last 18 away tilts. Three of their last five in that role have gone under the total. On the other hand, the Rockets have been money at Toyota Center. Houston has lost only one of their last nine home court matchups. Only one of their last 11 games at Toyota Center went over the total.
Warriors vs. Rockets Head to Head vs. Spread
Late on Toyota Center has given the Rockets a slight online betting value advantage against the Warriors. Golden State has come away with the cash in only two of their last five visits to Houston. Six of the last seven between these teams at Toyota Center have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Houston figures to be a team that will go all out to avoid a 0-3 deficit. As mentioned earlier the Rockets have a strong NBA betting online matchup edge at home.
Warriors vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Picks
On this occasion Houston rates the home court call!
Warriors vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Pick: Houston Rockets
Warriors vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rockets 108, Warriors 100
Check out James Harden’s comments about the officiating controversy!