Warriors at Rockets Game 3 - 4/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (74-9) at Houston Rockets (41-42)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 217 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSNB
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets square off Thursday night for game three at the Toyota Center.
The Golden State Warriors hope to pretty much end this series by taking a 3-0 lead with a victory. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 109.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 92 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 24 points and two assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 25 points and four rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing six assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing six rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost just seven road games all season long. Stephen Curry is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Houston Rockets are in a must-win situation in order to have any shot at winning this series. The Houston Rockets are averaging 92 points on 399 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 22.5 points and 6.5 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13 points and 10.5 rebounds. Clint Capela is grabbing seven rebounds and Corey Brewer is dishing 3.5 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won four of their last six home games.
The Rockets have nothing for the Warriors, as they don't play defense and are extremely sloppy and inconsistent on the offensive side of the ball. Houston also doesn't even play its best players half the time, as Michael Beasley and Capela, guys who actually contribute more than some of the other guys, don't play much. The Rockets are a flat out mess.
Warriors win this game easily.