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Golden State vs Houston NBA Playoff Series Betting Analysis

Written by on April 14, 2016

The Golden State Warriors will take top seed into a postseason series against the Houston Rockets. The Golden State Warriors have been the top team in the Western Conference all season long as pro hoops odds aficionados might recall, and will have home court advantage the entire postseason. For the Houston Rockets, it took a mini hot streak at the end of the season to grab the 8th and final spot in the Western Conference. The Rockets scored 129.5 points per game in their two late season wins over the Lakers and Timberwolves.

Warriors vs Rockets NBA Playoff Series Betting Analysis

Why Bet the Warriors

Betting on the Golden State Warriors is a good idea, because they are the best team in National Basketball Association history. Betting on the Golden State Warriors is a good idea, because they have the best player in the National Basketball Association. The Warriors have just two losses at home, and the Rockets are not going to be one of those teams to beat them. Golden State is scoring 115 points per game, and will go against a poor defense in the Houston Rockets. The Warriors are looking to become back to back NBA Champions.

Why Bet the Rockets

The Houston Rockets have athleticism, which could keep things interesting. Many are saying the Rockets could wear down the Golden State Warriors, which would be a factor in the second round series. The good news for the Rockets is, they had to win a bunch of games late in the season to even be in this spot. James Harden is a great offensive player, as he is second in the league behind Curry in scoring. The Rockets are in the postseason for their fourth straight season, but won 56 and 54 the previous two seasons.

Expert Pick & Series Prediction

I know it’s hard to imagine; a team that is .500 on the season can even win one game against the best regular season team ever in NBA history. While the Rockets are not going to win this series over the Warriors, I fully expect them to win a game at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Golden State Warriors will then take control back of the series, which is something they have done all season long. The bet for this series of the Golden State Warriors over the Houston Rockets in the first round. The final prediction for this playoff series is the Golden State Warriors to eliminate the Houston Rockets in 5 games.