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Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors - 4/30/19 NBA Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Tuesday April 30, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -5.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5
TV Channel
TNT
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The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors meet Tuesday in game two of the second round of the NBA playoffs at the Oracle Arena.

2019 NBA Playoffs: Position-By-Position Breakdown Of Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors

The Houston Rockets have another chance to steal homecourt advantage and head back home in a 1-1 series tie. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29 points and 7.7 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.3 points and five assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Tucker is grabbing six rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last nine road games.

The Golden State Warriors can take control of this series with another win and a 2-0 lead. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 121.6 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 35 points and 5.3 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 23.7 points and five assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing eight rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won seven of their last nine home games.

The Rockets are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games, 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 Tuesday games and 10-23-1 ATS in their last 34 home games. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 19-9 in Warriors last 28 overall. The under is 19-6-1 in Rockets last 26 overall.

The Houston Rockets got nothing from Capela in game one, Tucker didn't score a single point in 39 minutes and Harden didn't play to the level he's capable of playing at. The Warriors also got a serious benefit of the whistle, which included four missed three-point fouls. The Rockets lost the game by four points. It's just something about the Rockets that allows them to hang in there with the Warriors, and they either lose a heartbreaker or find a way to win. The Houston Rockets have covered seven of their last nine games as an underdog and six of their last seven games as a road underdog. The Golden State Warriors have failed to cover seven of their last 11 games as a favorite and 14 of their last 21 games as a home favorite. The Warriors are hot garbage ATS at home, and the Rockets have yet to play their best. I'm taking the points again with Houston. 

Pick:
Houston Rockets +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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