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Warriors at Rockets - 5/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State Warriors (78-17) at Houston Rockets (64-33)

NBA Basketball: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets play game four of their playoff series Monday night.

The Golden State Warriors look to complete the sweep so they can get max rest before the finals. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.9 points and 6.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 10.3 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.8 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Warriors continue to play great ball at both ends of the court, and they’re led by their MVP in Curry who is averaging 35.7 points and six assists in this series. The Warriors still have yet to lose when scoring 100 or more points. The Warriors have won 10 of their last 13 road games.

Warriors at Rockets - 5/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Rockets need a win to avoid getting swept and ending this season on a low note. James Harden is averaging 26.9 points and 7.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.4 points and 14 rebounds. Josh Smith is dishing 2.7 assists and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Rockets look like that team again that doesn’t care, the same team that got blown out in a couple of games against the Los Angeles Clippers. In order for the Rockets to win this game, Terrence Jones and Ariza need to play a lot better than they have been. The Rockets have won 10 of their last 13 games at home.

The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 Monday games. The Rockets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall. 

We've kind of seen this movie before, huh? The Rockets seem to play their best when their back is against the wall. Listen, I'm pretty sure Houston won't be the first team to win a series after being down 0-3. However, the Rockets are too prideful to get swept at home after what they've done already. Also, the Rockets have done a great job of covering and proving they can play with this team. The value is with the points and the home team.

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Houston Rockets +4.5

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