Warriors at Rockets Game 4 - 4/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (75-10) at Houston Rockets (42-43)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets meet Sunday night for game four at the Toyota Center.
The Golden State Warriors hope to inch closer to advancing to the next round by taking a 3-1 series lead. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 105 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 93.7 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Marreese Speights is averaging 14.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.3 points and 3.7 assists. Draymond Green is dishing 6.3 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost just eight road games all season long. Stephen Curry is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Houston Rockets can get back in this series with a victory and tieing this thing up at 2-2. The Houston Rockets are averaging 93.7 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 26.7 points and 7.3 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13 points and 11.3 rebounds. Donatas Motiejunas is grabbing six rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.7 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five of their last seven home games. Patrick Beverley is questionable with a knee injury.
This game is tough to cap considering we have no idea whether Curry is going to play or not. Either way, however, the Rockets play better on their home court and more shots seem to fall for their roll players. It's simply hard to trust the Warriors without Curry and even tougher to trust Curry's ankle against a physical defender in Beverley.
Don't love this game, but if forced to pick, I'd take the points.