Rockets at Warriors - 5/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (65-33) at Golden State Warriors (78-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -10.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors play game five of their playoff series Wednesday night.
The Houston Rockets need this win in order to force a game six. James Harden is averaging 28 points and 7.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 13.9 rebounds. Josh Smith is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.5 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Rockets finally got Harden some help in game four, as Smith dropped 20 points and five assists. The Rockets have won 11 of their last 15 games when Smith scores 15 or more points. The Rockets have won 12 of their last 15 games when topping 100 points. The Rockets have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Golden State Warriors need a win to clinch a spot in the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.4 points and 6.4 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 10.6 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.9 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from deep in these playoffs. Thompson made six threes in the loss but is still shooting 28.6 percent from deep in the series. Curry, who suffered a head injury, is expected to be fine for this matchup. Game fours loss was the first time all season the Warriors lost when scoring 100 or more points. The Warriors have lost one home game since January 27th.
The Rockets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Warriors are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games following a S.U. loss. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
I don't know what it is, but the Rockets seem to play their best ball when playing in elimination games. I'm not sure the Rockets will win this one outright, but this is too many points to lay, especially with how Houston lost the first two road games by a combined five points.