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NBA:  Rockets vs Warriors Predictions

NBA basketball betting sees the Houston Rockets taking on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday May 27 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NBA playoffs long.

The Rockets got up off the mat in game four and delivered a blow to the Warriors.

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Houston Rockets (1-3) vs. Golden State Warriors (3-1)
Wednesday May 27
Oracle Arena
NBA Betting Line:  Golden State -10.5
NBA Betting Total:  215.5
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Now that they have their attention though it is going to be harder to keep avoiding elimination.


In the first quarter of game four the Rockets played as good as quarter as you could imagine.

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The ball was flying through the net and you would have never have guessed they had been dominated by the Warriors just two days prior.

However, now the series goes back to Oakland and it stands to reason the Warriors might be a little sharper.

They may have some momentum going for them now and they also will have Dwight Howard who avoided a possible suspension.

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The whole team was hot early but there is no doubt that James Harden was the star on Monday.

Rebounding from a terrible game he scored a game high 45 points, forcing the Rockets into game five.

He was a liability from the free throw line but from the field Josh Smith was a contributor making 7 of 8 shots.

He still makes questionable plays but that is where they need him.

Golden State

The loss on Monday was not good but I guess not a total surprise given they were up 3-0 and on the road.

Golden State probably played their worst quarter of the year in the first but it was a good sign that they came back in the second and held it pretty steady after that.

It was not a good showing but it could have been a lot worse. It is hard to believe but they actually made 20 threes in the game and still lost by a chunk.

They would be wise to close this thing out before the Rockets get any more momentum.

The star of the game for the Warriors last time was Draymond Green who has 21 points and 15 rebounds.

The Splash Brothers weren’t terrible but neither Curry or Thompson got real hot. Sure they each made six three but their overall shooting was not great and they needed to provide some answers early and it didn’t happen.

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The last game was at a breakneck pace. I am curious what GS wants to do back at home.

NBA Betting Trends:

  • Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Rockets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 Wednesday games.
  • Under is 5-0 in Warriors last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Under is 6-0-1 in Warriors last 7 home games.
  • Under is 5-0 in Warriors last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Golden State.
  • Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

NBA Betting Prediction:  Houston -10.5

The Warriors close it out but i won’t be in a rout.

NBA Score Prediction:  Golden State 107 – Houston 101

Similar to games 1 and 2 at Oracle the Rockets keep it close before the fall.

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