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Rockets at Warriors Game 5 - 4/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (42-44) at Golden State Warriors (76-10)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)

The Line: Golden State Warriors -9.5 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds

TV: TNT, CSNB

The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors clash Wednesday night for game five at the Oracle Arena.

The Houston Rockets hope to steal a road game here in order to send the series back to Texas. The Houston Rockets are averaging 93.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 24.5 points and eight assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.5 points and 12.3 rebounds. Donatas Motiejunas is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Jason Terry is dishing 1.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost seven of their last nine road games. Patrick Beverley is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Rockets at Warriors Game 5 - 4/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Golden State Warriors look to gain much needed rest by advancing to the next round with a victory. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 109 points on 46.8  percent shooting and allowing 93.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 22.5 points and four assists while Draymond Green is averaging 12.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Shaun Livingston is dishing 5.3 assists and Marreese Speights is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost just two home games all season long. Stephen Curry is questionable with a knee injury.

Curry likely isn't going to play in this contest, but it clearly doesn't matter. The Rockets were at home, game tied and had a chance to make this series really interesting. Houston still lost by nearly 30 points. The Rockets are the most frustrating and dysfunctional of a team I can ever remember. You can't trust the Rockets at all. 

I don't like laying double digits, especially with a team that's missing its best player. But the Rockets leave me no choice. 

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Golden State Warriors -9.5

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