NBA: Houston Rockets - Golden State Warriors


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NBA: Houston Rockets - Golden State Warriors

Recommendation: GSW - 5

Odds: 1.909

Bookmaker: Pinnaclesports / Sportmarket

I like this play even with the uncertainty around Steph Curry. Watching him practicing on Houston’s court, making 3-pointer after 3-pointer, everything seemed completely OK with him by the way. If he plays, it will be a big bonus obviously, but this spread (-5 – 6 points) is more like Rockets will ‘’only’’ have to do with Curry-less Warriors. It should still be a double digit win, or at least 7-8 points with the late possession foul calls.

This will be arguably the first case in history when Charles Barkley side with GSW in his prognosis. Sir Charles completely scratched Houston’s chances for even one win in the series, and I tend to agree with him. Rockets are obviously falling apart, Dwight will have a new home in the next season, and even staying Harden is not too interested in this series.

GSW at the other hand, and especially Steve Kerr, would love to sweep the Rockets and have a nice rest for Curry’s ankle and the rest of the starters of course. Their next opponent, Clippers most likely, will be much tougher, so any additional day of rest is of high value indeed