Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Game 5

Rockets and Warriors Meet in Pivotal NBA Betting Online Game 5

May 7th, 2019 NBA Basketball

For over a year the Rockets have wanted another playoff shot at the Warriors.   Last year Houston came within a single game of making the NBA Finals.  Golden State cut them off in a seventh game of the Western Conference Finals last year.  So far in this year’s rematch Houston has fed into the existing NBA conspiracy theories with complaints about biased officiating.  If that referee bias charge was actually true then Golden State should be a more profitable NBA betting online value.  Instead they remain one the worst plays on the pro basketball betting board.

Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Game 5

Date and Time:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 9:30 p.m. ET

Location:  ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Rockets+6 (-110)219½ (-110)+210
Warriors-6 (-110)219½ (-110)-250
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Rockets vs. Warriors TV Coverage:  TNT

Even Steven

Following a 112-108 win by the Rockets this best of seven series is tied at two wins apiece.  Game six will return to Houston.  If necessary, game seven will be at Golden State.  Three of the four games in this series have been covered by the Rockets.  Most important of all was Houston’s 126-121 game three overtime win.  Had they lost that third game on their home court; it would have been impossible to come back to win the series.  Now we have a best of three affair.

Top Performers

Namely James Harden is the marquee man for Houston.  The NBA Scoring Champion leads the Rockets with 31.3 points, seven rebounds, and 6.7 assists per playoff game.  Although Clint Capela is averaging 10 rebounds per outing his scoring production has dropped to 10.1 points per post season matchup.  Correspondingly Kevin Durant has been sensational for the Warriors.  Durant is averaging a stunning 35.4 points per game in post season.  Additionally, Stephen Curry has posted 23.3 points per contest in the playoffs.

Rockets and Warriors Betting Trends

Houston has been a reliable play as an NBA betting online road dog.  For example, the Rockets have covered six of their last eight games getting points away from home.   Six of their last seven in that role have gone under the total.  By contrast the Warriors remain in the red as home chalks.  Golden State has covered five of their last 11 games laying points at ORACLE Arena.  Three of their last four in that situation have gone over the total.

Houston vs. Golden State Head to Head with Spread

Late the Rockets have shown good Online wagering value against the Warriors.  Houston has paid in five of their last seven games against Golden State.  Nine of the last 12 between these teams went under the total.  Further success has come for the Rockets at ORACLE Arena.  In their last 10 trips to Golden State, Houston has lost only three times against the spread.  Five of the last seven in this matchup at ORACLE Arena stayed under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation gamblers are faced with a Golden State team that continues to be a poor NBA betting online value.  Conversely the Rockets have been a reliable wagering play so far in post season.

NBA Betting Online Picks

As was previously noted Houston has the proven ability to get the cash at Golden State.

NBA Betting Online Pick:  Houston Rockets

NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Rockets 110, Warriors 109

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