Rockets at Warriors - 5/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (64-30) at Golden State Warriors (75-17)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -10 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors meet Tuesday in game one of the Western Conference Finals.
The Houston Rockets are coming off a seven-game series against the Clippers. James Harden is averaging 26.7 points and eight assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 17.2 points and 13.8 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Josh Smith is dishing 2.4 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Rockets are finally playing like the team in the regular season, as everybody is stepping up, including Corey Brewer who has 30 points in his last two games. The Rockets are playing with great confidence right now and believe they can win the NBA title. The Rockets have split their last 10 games on the road.
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The Golden State Warriors are coming off a six-game series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.2 points and 6.8 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 20.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and Andre Iguodala is dishing three assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 46 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from deep in these playoffs. This will be another interesting series for Harrison Barnes, who shot 54.4 percent in the Memphis series. The Warriors have yet to lose a game when topping 100 points this season. The Warriors have also lost just one home game since January 27th.
The Rockets are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Again, I have the Rockets winning this series, so I'm going to b taking them often in this series. The amount of disrespect for Houston is comical to me. Take the points.