Just the one game today and the Golden State Warriors head to Houston to try and take a commanding 3 nothing lead over the Houston Rockets.
It certainly won’t be easy with the Rockets a more confident team at home and a very supportive home crowd.
Here are some NBA Playoff Picks for May 4th, 2019
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Golden State Warriors 2 @ Houston Rockets 0
Prediction – Game Total Under 221.5
Golden State + 2.5
The Warriors managed to win their first two home games in what were close games. The Rockets felt they were a little hard done by in relation to the officiating and will be out for revenge as home favorites in Game 3.
This game is shaping up as yet another close contest and it could really go either way.
The Warriors do have a good record as an away underdog with 67% coverage of the line this season. The Rockets, on the other hand, do cover at 58% as home favorites this season.
This game will be close and James Harden and Stephen Curry are both coming into the contest with slight niggling injuries.
Free Buckets whenever the Warriors are playing with all their stars always has to be considered.
An interesting fact in regards to the Game Total is whenever the Warriors are underdogs the total goes under the number a staggering 86% of the time.
The Rockets will have to hit big shots as the Warriors Defense will be intense. Perhaps an Eric Gordan may help take some of the load of James Harden on the offensive end for the Rockets.
The Warriors to be right in it at the end and the Game Total to go under.
Kevin Durant + 5.5 Rebounds
Player Props have been tough of late.
The Warriors have been starting Andre Iguodala and going small which means Kevin Durant will have to carry some load on the Rebounds. The number does seem rather low based on that.
Draymond Green + 7.5 Assists
Draymond has even been scoring lately and is a playoff specialist although he can’t hit a three at the moment. He always goes around this number for assists and will probably get around ten once again in this game.
Chris Paul + 17.5 Points
Paul plays well against the Warriors and always seems to have plenty of chances to score buckets. Harden will get a lot of attention and Paul is good at getting to the bucket and hitting tough shots. The Points number has to be considered here.
Clint Capela + 12.5 Points
Capela had a decent Game 2 and the Warriors going smaller to start should play in his favor. He has averaged a few more than this during the regular season. He should get a lot of chances to score in double figures in this game.
These are some NBA Playoff Picks for May 4th, 2019
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